The Sophienburg - Photo Courtesy Joe Miller

Group Tours

The Sophienburg Museum can provide docent-led tours of the exhibits.  While exhibits are adequately labeled, the docent often has extra information to share and is available for questions.  Groups of over 25 persons will be divided when possible.  Allow at least 45 minutes for tour.  Extra time is needed for Sophie’s Shop.  Reservations are required.

Admission Fees:

  • 5–25 persons: $5.00 per person
  • 25 and up: $4.00 per person

The Museum also offers “Strudel-doos.”  This is a docent-led group tour that includes coffee and apple strudel in the foyer before or after the tour.  Groups may also decide to walk through the exhibits without a guide.  Reservations are required. Group must guarantee number of attendees 2 days prior to event.

  • Strudel-doo: $9.00 per person

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 .


Education Tours

The Sophienburg Museum & Archives offers docent-led tours to schoolchildren from Pre-K to High School.  The tour concentrates on the German immigration movement to Texas and early life in the New Braunfels area.  Students experience an immigrant ship, 1860’s fachwerk cabin, c.1900 city street with 13 businesses, and exhibits on water, farming, ranching, and social customs.  Videos on immigration, education, and social customs may be incorporated into the tour.

Groups larger than 25 may be divided.  One adult per 20 children is suggested.

Allow at least 45 minutes for tour.  Reservations are required.

Admission Fees:

  • Pre-K–6th: $1.00 per person, 2 Adults are FREE, extra adults pay $5.00
  • 7th–12th: $2.00 per person, 2 Adults are FREE, extra adults pay $5.00

A museum scavenger hunt is offered instead of a docent-led tour and can accommodate up to 100 students at a time.  Small groups of students are given a list of questions to complete within a 30–40-minute time limit.  Docents are present within the Museum to assist.  Same fees apply.  Reservations are 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 .

The Sophienburg Museum & Archives provides a packet of materials for educators.  Pre- and post-visit activities incorporate reading, language arts, math, and history.  To request an educator’s packet, 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 .

 

 


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