Daytrips exploring North Texas’ diverse, rich heritage and culture.
Log Cabin Village
2100 Log Cabin Village Lane
Fort Worth, Texas 76109
Tuesday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm
$3.00 for ages 4-17 and 65 & over
$3.50 for ages 18 & over
Ages 3 & under, free
Greater Fort Worth Herb Society
What’s a good recipe for creating history? Find seven different families from four different North Texas counties. Obtain a log cabin structure from each of the seven families. Move them together onto a small plot of land. Restore the cabins. Donate to the City of Fort Worth. Serves: an entire community with our rich North Texas frontier history.
Seven different log cabin structures, ranging from ca 1848-1860, create the focal point of Log Cabin Village. Original milling equipment from the Smith family of Moline Texas adds an operational water-powered gristmill to the collection. A one room school house from the City of Worth, built in 1872, augments the village. A smokehouse from Azle was the latest addition. The Greater Fort Worth Herb Society maintains a period herb garden consisting of herbs, either native or that the settlers would have brought with them.
Knowledgeable staff and volunteers dress in authentic apparel from the 1840’s – 1890’s. They depict the lifestyle of 19th century North Texas. Each log structure is themed to represent different aspects of this early pioneer life.
Admission to Log Cabin Village is a bargain in today’s tough economic times. Admission is $3.50 for adults, $3.00 for children aged 4-17 and free for children 3 and under. And, it’s close and the trip is good on gas! Plan to spend some time in the gift shop and museum, housed in the Foster Cabin, a rare surviving Texas plantation home. The period toys, games and gifts are tempting. For just a few dollars, I couldn’t resist a few of the small period cookbooks and cornmeal that was available. Group tours and Family Programs are also available. Check their web page for more information.
Over a hundred years ago these seven 19th century families were building new lives, battling a fierce western frontier and struggling to survive. Little did they know that their future paths would cross and their heritage would continue as Log Cabin Village.