Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture
The 1858 Breustedt-Dillen house (a registered national, state and city historic landmark) is an early Texas farmhouse of fachwerk construction.
The Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture houses a collection of more than 70 pieces of Texas Biedermeier furniture (circa 1845 – 1880) including prominent local German cabinetmakers Jahn, Stauzenberger, Scholl and Tietze. To the rear of the Breustedt house stands an 1850’s limestone and log structure housing a summer kitchen and smokehouse. Across the backyard is the limestone Breustedt kitchen which was recently moved to Heritage Village to rejoin the main house after a more than forty year separation. (The Breustedt kitchen display is still being reconstructed.)
Museum tours also include a brief history of the house and its occupants as it relates to the German immigration to Texas. Prominent local cabinetmakers featured are Johann Jahn, Franz Stautzenberger, and Heinrich Scholl, Jr. Also featured is a large collection of English ironstone, handmade quilts and period accessories.
Special tour rates are available for groups of ten or more with an appointment. Please contact us to schedule group tours at a time convenient to you. In addition, we currently host two Elderhostels each year during February and March in conjunction with the New Braunfels Historic Museums Association.
Senior Adults (62 and above) $4
Children 6 to 12 $1
Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more with advance reservation.
1370 Church Hill Drive
New Braunfels, Texas 78130