Is there an admission charge?
There is no admission charge to tour the grounds and visit the craft shops. Some of our shops offer various hands-on craft activities which cost a small fee.
How long does it take to see everything?
It really depends on your interests. A quick walkthrough of the shops and garden areas takes most people a couple of hours. Others, who wish to converse with the artisans, ask questions and learn more about particular areas, can quickly fill up the better part of a day. See also: Self-guided Tours
Do you have activities for children?
There are several different hands-on activities for children that are offered on Saturdays at various craft shops. For more information, see: Make-your-own Activities.
Are your shops wheelchair accessible?
All of the craft shops, as well as the Homestead Cafe are wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available in the Craft Village as well.
Do you have wheelchairs available?
Wheelchairs are available. To help us better facilitate your request, please call the Homestead Craft Village (254) 754-9600 in advance, if you anticipate the need of a wheelchair.
What hours and days are you open?
The Craft Village is open throughout the year from 9:00AM – 5:00PM, Monday through Saturday. We are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day but open other holidays.
Cafe Homestead is open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.
Can I bring my pets?
Due to the public nature of the Homestead Craft Village, we ask that visitors not bring pets. We do gladly accommodate service animals that are assisting those with disabilities.
Are there places to stay nearby?
Visitors will find adequate overnight accommodations in local motels and hotels as well as nearby bed and breakfasts.
When you register for any of our classes (at www.sustainlife.org) we will email you a current list of nearby motels and hotels that offer a discount to our students.
Your crafts are amazing. I wish I could make things like this. Do you ever teach classes?
Various courses ranging from introductory and beginner classes to more advanced seminars are available for most of our crafts. We also offer classes on homesteading skills and kitchen skills, such as soap making and bread baking. For more detailed course descriptions and schedules see the Ploughshare website at www.sustainlife.org.
Where can I learn more about Homestead Heritage?
More information and answers to commonly asked questions about the Homestead Heritage Community are available by visiting www.homesteadheritage.com.