Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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Log Cabin Village ~ Fort Worth, Texas

I am a sucker for History, so when I find out there in a Living History Museum ina city I am visiting, it is usually top of my list.  And in Fort Worth, the Log Cabin Village is complete with interpreters and hands-on activities for all ages.
Log Cabin Village, located just across the street from the Ft. Worth Zoo, consists of ten 19th century buildings, all working as if they were plucked off of the farms they were originally on, and plunked down in Fort Worth, furniture and all. You can go at your own pace through the village, stopping at what interests you, exploring as you go.  There is so much to see and do here, you will want to take your time.






Our absolute favorite part of Log Cabin Village are the "historical interpreters".  We could have spent hours talking to them, as they give such a better perspective how the way the cabins were lived in.  In this particular cabin, we learned how she did her vacuuming, baked cookies and she even told us an amazing story of  how the family of 14 hid during an Indian raid - my kids were fascinated!

The day we visited, each building had an interpreter. We learned how wooden toys, chairs, and wagons were made.  We saw a blacksmith make a hook using the anvil.  And we watched wool become yarn.  Again, it was fascinating.  The interpreters are so knowledgeable and engaging.  They asked my kids questions and lead them to the answers when they didn't know.
But the parts that excited my kids the most were the hands on activities - like pumpkin water, grinding corn, and dipping candles.  We learned more in the 2 hours we spent at Log Cabin Village than we did reading a book.


Other Fun Things to Do in Fort Worth:
Fort Worth Museum of Science & History- Titanic Exhibit
Top 10 Things to Do at the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History 
Fort Worth Zoo
Cowboy Stadium Tour
Grapevine Vintage Train
Cowtown CattlePen Maze
10 Fun Things to Do at the Fort Worth Stockyards

Texas Travel Facts for Log Cabin Village:
Location: 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane, Fort Worth, Texas
Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
             Saturday - Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm    
             Closed on Monday       
Admission: Adults (18+): $5.00
                    Children (4-17): $4.50
                    Children Under 3 are free                 
Recommended Time: 2-3 hours 
Good to know: Admission is good for all day; weekdays may have school groups; no picnicking allowed, but you may bring snacks; gift shop; stroller friendly
My family and I were invited to visit the village and were provided admission. I was not financially compensated for this post.  All opinions of Log Cabin Village are strictly my own based on my experience. 

1 comment:

Sonja Hoyt said...

That looks like my kind of place! I am a history nerd for sure! Have you ever taken the kids to Silver Dollar City in Branson?