Take a step back in time to 19th-century Texas at Fort Worth’s Log Cabin Village. Explore authentic log homes, a blacksmith shop, a one-room schoolhouse, a smokehouse, and a water-powered gristmill from the mid-1800s. Along the way, meet costumed interpreters that help bring history to life.
A hidden gem in Fort Worth, the Log Cabin Village living history museum is an ideal family excursion and a fun way to learn about Texas history. Ticket options include basic park admission or a combo ticket that also includes the Texas Civil War Museum and the Fort Worth Herd’s cattle drive. Most visitors typically tour on their own, but guided tours are also available through a cowboy-themed Fort Worth bus tour.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Log Cabin Village is a must-see for families and Texas history lovers.
- Don’t forget your sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat (though there is shade throughout the complex).
- Food and drink aren’t sold on-site, but you can bring your own fixings for a picnic at the tables near the parking lot.
- Except for the Shaw Cabin Gristmill, the Log Cabin Village is accessible to wheelchair users.
How to Get There
The Log Cabin Village is situated in Fort Worth’s Park Hill neighborhood, just southwest of the zoo. The easiest way to get there is by car or as part of a guided tour.
When to Get There
The Log Cabin Village is open Tuesday through Sunday year-round. It is a popular destination for local field trips, so expect some school groups on weekdays. The best weather for touring the village usually in March to May and September to November.
The Ghosts of Log Cabin Village
Log Cabin Village is believed to be haunted by a few supernatural residents, including the ghost of the Foster Cabin caretaker, Ms. Jane. Some visitors and staff have reported smelling her lilac perfume.