Our craft village and working homestead occupy about 18 acres. For a fairly in-depth tour, giving yourself plenty of time to look around in each shop and visiting with our craftsmen, you’ll probably want to allow at least a few hours.
We recommend that you start at The Barn, a 200 year old barn restored by our craftsmen that also showcases the work of our craftsmen. This will give you a glimpse of the type, variety and quality of our work.
If you’re coming here on a weekend and plan to have lunch, you may want to check in at the Cafe first to avoid a wait. Once you are on their waiting list, they can notify you by text message when a table is available.
Next to the barn is The Potter’s House, where we make and display a variety of distinctive stoneware and porcelain pottery. It includes everything from decorative items, such as vases to dinner plates and mugs to fermentation crocks for making sauerkraut.
Next is the Woodworking shop, where we make solid wood furniture using traditional hand joinery.
Take a brief walk on the cedar footbridge across a small ravine to Homestead Gristmill, a restored 1760 gristmill where we grind fresh whole wheat flour, cornmeal and other grains. The building includes both a fully-functioning waterwheel-powered mill and electric mills.
Just down from the gristmill is Homestead Fiber Crafts, the place to go to learn more about spinning, weaving, knitting and crocheting and to buy supplies, both large and small for these crafts.
Across from the front door of the fiber crafts shop is the Herb Garden, where we grow a variety of both culinary and medicinal plants and flowers.
Across the road is Heritage Farm, which includes a restored barn, a large vegetable garden, orchard & vineyard, an area where we grow larger row crops and livestock.
Watch our 15 minute Glimpse of Brazos de Dios video in the seminar building next to the red barn. (Brazos de Dios is the name of the farm where Homestead Craft Village is located.) Walk through our Aquaponics Greenhouse.
Next to the Red Barn is our Basketmaking shop, contained in a restored log cabin.
Cross back over the road to find Heritage Forge, a working blacksmith’s shop where we hand forge items from wrought iron, copper and other metals.
Cross the upper footbridge to reach Cafe Homestead where we serve fine meals and desserts made from local, organic and natural ingredients.
For a more extended tour and an opportunity to see and learn more about our agriculture and the Homestead Heritage community, take a horse-drawn hayride. These start right next to The Barn.