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Address: 226 Earl Garrett St, Kerrville, TX 78028-5305

Museum that shows how the well-known Y.O. Ranch in the area began and...

Museum that shows how the well-known Y.O. Ranch in the area began and prospered.

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Stopped in for a quick visit since it was raining and we couldn't hit the river or check into our hotel yet. It is a small museum and was hosting a gourd exhibit which we are not... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2015
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Wimberley, Texas
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

We were planning a group tour, but noticed on their website that the mansion was closed for renovation. The press release stating the closure was dated 2015 so I called them to check ..... very pleasant lady told me that yes, the mansion is still under renovation, but they anticipate opening sometime in July 2016.

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Kerrville, Texas
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

This is the former home of the Charles Schreiner family. This family helped settle this part of Texas. The furniture, photos, multimedia presentation, and knowledgable receptionist make the visit pleasant. A guided or self-guided walk through are available. It nice for a casual afternoon after lunch at a downtown cafe. There is no fee to visit but a contribution is... More 

1 Thank Onemansopinion17
Abilene, Texas
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

Beautiful building and very interesting items inside. Great for history buffs. Truly a step back in time!

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Kerrville, Texas
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

We loved learning about Kerrville's past and also about the culture and events that shaped our times and future. If you love history you will enjoy visiting this museum.

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Reviewed 12 July 2015

Stopped in for a quick visit since it was raining and we couldn't hit the river or check into our hotel yet. It is a small museum and was hosting a gourd exhibit which we are not big gourd fans, but we enjoyed what we saw. Worth a quick stop.

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New York
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386 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

This mansion is only partially furnished as it was in the late 1800s because the space is used for other purposes, but the artifacts and history of the building (and the town) are quite interesting. No cost and worth a look.

5 Thank NewYorkWendy
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We enjoyed our visit of the Schreiner Mansion. It is now owned by Schreiner University. The lady who was working there when we visited was very knowledgeable and friendly. This mansion was built by Captain Charles Schreiner beginning in 1879. He was a successful businessman and was very generous to the community. There is no admission fee but donations are... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

Like everything in this Kerrville, it surprise you for the good quality of the offer. The voluteer in charge we visited the Museum, was a very dedicated and knowlogable guy.

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Reviewed 18 November 2011

This museum gives you a good background of how Kerrville was founded. The opportunity to go through this lovely home and view all of the original antiques, furnishings, etc., a great piece of history.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2008

This is the former home of Capt. Charles Schreiner, early developer and entrepenauer of Kerrville. The imposing limestone structure is right in downtown Kerrville, surrounded now by shops, restaurants, and galleries. Inside the two-story building you will find period furnishings, most original, artifacts and art of mid 1800s Kerrville, clothing and books and memorabilia of the era. It is recommended... More 

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