The Sophienburg - Photo Courtesy Joe Miller

Education Programs

Reservations Required

To check availability and schedule a tour, contact the Sophienburg at 830-629-1572 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

School History Program — $10 per student, $12 per adult

The Sophienburg partners with The Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture to provide a hands-on learning experience for children which emphasizes early pioneer skills. The program requires a full day — 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. — and provides four hours of TEKS-compatible instruction appropriate for 3rd grade up.

Hands-on, full-day field trip includes:

  • Tour of Sophienburg with history of New Braunfels/Comal County
  • Story of Wool activities (shearing, carding, spinning, dyeing, felting)
  • Living History program Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture (Brickmaking, sewing, candle making, Texas Ranger, chuck wagon)

History to You — $3 per student

Hands on learning about the founding of New Braunfels and pioneer life by a trained docent. Brought to your school or at Sophienburg Museum.

  • Immigrant Trunk
  • Civil War Trunk

Artifact ID — $3 per student at school, $2 per student at museum

Interactive activity where students ask questions to discover the purpose of an artifact.

Tour of Exhibit Floor — $2 students 6-12 years, $4 13-18 years


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