Photo by H.S. Cooper ©

Photo by H.S. Cooper ©

If you find yourself along Highway 290 between Fredericksburg and Johnson City (TX), make sure to stop at the  Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farmstead by the LBJ National Historical Park.

Entrance to the park is free and just requires a stop at the State Park Visitor Center to obtain a driving permit and audio CD for the driving tour.  The farmstead is just east of the visitor center. A tour of the early 1918 farmstead is free and you will literally step into living history – just watch out for cow and sheep patties! The folks dressed up as settlers actually grow and can the foods you see on display. Around lunchtime they actually prepare foods as they would during the period.  And all the food comes from the farmstead (including the meat).

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For additional information on these, please visit:

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/lyndon_b_johnson/

(scroll to bottom for farmstead information)

http://www.nps.gov/lyjo/index.htm