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TOURS &

EXHIBITS

TOURS.

Hours of Operation

Wednesdays-Sundays 

12:00-4:00 PM

Closed on all major holidays

Daily Entrance Fees

Adults: $5.00
Children (5 -12 years old): $4.00
​Children Under 5 years old:  FREE

Boardwalk Tour

The entrance fees cover access to the property, the museum exhibits, and our traditional Docent-led Boardwalk Tour! During the tour, a docent will lead you and your group around the dinosaur trackways through the Cretaceous Garden and along our aerial walkway. Docents discuss the history, geology, and details about the unique dinosaurs that roamed the Texas Hill Country.

In response to COVID-19, we have created new ways for guests to enjoy and interact with our exhibits and Dinosaurs Trackways. 

Our docent-guided tours will begin at 12:30 pm and then continue every half hour; the last docent-guided tour will be 3:30 pm.

*Note. All guests will be required to wear masks inside the museum and on the docent-guided tour. 

 

Laminated and Online Boardwalk Tour

To limit interaction with our staff and other guests, we have created new:

  • Laminated self-guided tours

  • Online self-guided tours

Ask our staff for your code, with the price of admission. 

LARGE GROUPS OR PRIVATE TOURS.

We do offer large group and private tours for homeschool groups, universities, colleges, and more. There is a minimum of $50.00, to cover 10 people. We also ask for a two-week turnaround to allow for the arrangement of our special docents.

 

We offer two different options.

Boardwalk Tour

You can choose our traditional Docent-led Boardwalk Tour. A docent will lead you and your group around the dinosaur trackways through the Cretaceous Garden and along our aerial walkway on this tour. Docents discuss the history, geology, and details about the unique dinosaurs that roamed the Texas Hill Country.

Fossil Ridge Tour

Or, you can choose our more adventurous tour. The tour is docent-led and offers a guided tour of the different types of fossils hidden in the Texas Hill Country. Groups or parties will travel up the mountain and learn about the different types of fossils, rocks, and Cretaceous creatures that once roamed the area. Each person on tour is allowed to take 1 fossil home!

*Note. All guests will be required to wear masks during any docent-led tour. 

EXHIBITS.

Paleontology

The dinosaurs that walked along algae-covered mud flats left deep footprints. Those tracks were subsequently filled in and covered by sediments, thousands of feet thick. Mineral-rich water seeping into the mud, along with heat and pressure of the overburden gradually turned them to stone.  See model dinosaurs and hundreds of real tracks! ​

Fossil Display

Around one hundred million years ago, the Central Texas area was a shallow sea with an abundance of sea and animal life.  We have many fossils from this time period found locally on display.  If on a tour, you can find some of your own to keep!

Antique & Vintage Showcase

Our one-of-a-kind antique and vintage museum collection will take you on a journey from the 1800s to the 1950s showcasing old-fashioned, conversation pieces donated to the museum by those who grew up in the Texas Hill Country.

Antique Farm Equipment

Come see our extensive outdoor display of historical farming accessories used in the Texas Hill Country area from the time of the first pioneer families.

Native American Exhibits

Discover what the Native Americans ("Indians") left behind for our present-day museum visitors to see, as those ancients migrated through our area from thousands of years ago up through the 1800s!

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The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country

HOURS OF OPERATION

Wednesdays-Sundays

12:00 - 4:00 PM

Closed on all major holidays

ADDRESS

4831 FM 2673

Canyon Lake, TX 78133

PHONE

830-899-4542

EMAIL

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