Last updated: 11/25/2021
New Braunfels, Texas
Street Address
1300 Church Hill Drive,
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Mailing Address
1300 Church Hill Drive,
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday9 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 3 PM
Last tour begins 30 minutes before closing
Admissions
Run by donation. Recommended donation of $2.50
Free. Donations Accepted.
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Martha Rehler, Executive Director
phone: 830-629-2943
Leanne Marquez, Collection Manager
Description

Non-Profit Museum Preserving New Braunfels and Comal County Heritage. Step back in time as you tour the historic buildings at Old Town Conservation Plaza.

Mission

New Braunfels Conservation Society endeavors to save disappearing historic fabric of New Braunfels and Comal County for present and future generations through acquiring, saving, preserving, restoring, displaying and exhibiting historic buildings, artifacts, ephemera and their collective rich history.

History

The Conservation Society was founded in 1964 to save the Lindheimer house–one of New Braunfels’ most significant historic home. As the IH-35 corridor developed through the community, the Conservation Society raised funds to save, restore and sometimes relocate notable structures onto our 3.5-acre Old Town village. Over the years, our mission has grown to also preserve and promote the history and heritage of New Braunfels, a mission that continues today.

Artifact Collections

As of 2020, the New Braunfels Conservation Society has saved and restored 19 structures at four locations.

The museum houses a large collection of 19th and early 20th century Texas-German artifacts.

Research Collections

Society has archives.

Educational Programs

Take a guided tour through the museums to step back in time and learn the history of early New Braunfels.

ADA

Parking

Restrooms

Services

Old Town Conservation Plaza

Step back in time as you tour the museum at Old Town Conservation Plaza to experience old New Braunfels.

For Very Special Events

The Forke Store as well as the gazebo and pavilion are available to rent for weddings, family reunions, and various other small parties. Contact the office for pricing and availability.

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours

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