Log Cabin Village

DFW Wayfarer

Daytrips exploring North Texas’ diverse, rich heritage and culture.

Log Cabin Village 

2100 Log Cabin Village Lane
Fort Worth, Texas 76109

(817) 392-5881

Village Hours

Tuesday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm

Closed Mondays

$3.00 for ages 4-17 and 65 & over
$3.50 for ages 18 & over
Ages 3 & under, free

www.logcabinvillage.org

Greater Fort Worth Herb Society

www.gfwhs.org.

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.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rena Lawrence
    Sep 29, 2009 @ 21:02:47

    Thanks for the great write-up! We’re so glad you consider the Village a valuable resource… We look forward to seeing you here sometime soon!

    Take care…
    Rena Lawrence, Museum Educator
    Log Cabin Village

    Reply

  2. Marian Nichols
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 04:18:39

    This is all well and good but there are those of us in Upland who miss you.

    Reply

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