Take a step back in time and into the rich history of Dripping Springs at the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead museum. Nestled on five beautifully shaded, oak-filled acres, the 1854 farmstead - built by one of Dripping Springs’ founding families- offers a fascinating and informative glimpse into our community’s historic past.
Originally built as two log pens (cabins) with a center “dog trot” breezeway, the Pound farmstead has been meticulously restored to its exact composition and appearance from the period when Dr. Pound lived here.
Experience the flourishing rural life of a Central Texas pioneer farmstead and see the beautifully renovated barn, smokehouse, windmill, and garden areas. Dr. Pound was well advanced in today's sustainable living mindset- having built into the home and out-buildings an attached rainwater collection cistern: a self-watering trough for the farm animals, and the amazing in-ground hot house that kept his medicinal herbs and vegetable seedlings growing all winter.
The peaceful gardens and grounds include an oak tree that is estimated to be over 500 years old. Identify the antique roses that Sarah brought as cuttings to her new home from her native Mississippi. Bring a picnic lunch to eat at our tables under the shade trees.
-Friends of the Pound House Foundation-
The Foundation consists of a fifteen member board, each serving a three year term. This is a working board responsible for the restoration, maintenance, and financial well-being of the Pound House.
Friends of the Pound House Foundation(FPHF)is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Donations allow the FPHF to continue restoration and maintenance of the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead.
More importantly, however, we will be able to continue to develop and offer quality educational programs to our local school children and to our community.
-Board of Trustees-
Miles Mathews, President Sandra Coe, Vice President Kevin Franta, Co-Treasurer Amy Sullivan, Co-Treasurer Sarah Henline, Secretary Pam McAfee, Heritage Circle President Andrea Larsen, Executive Director
Jenny Pack, Marketing Director Lisa Chaffin Claireen Fellers Melissa Herweck Betty Meyer Lauren Neugebauer Tara Reimers Wanda Mauldin, Great-Great Granddaughter of Sarah & Joseph Pound
570 Founders Park Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Open Wednesday through Saturday 12pm-3pm