Come see historic Fort Worth homes and buildings at the Log Cabin Village. This labor of love was started in the 1950s, when local history enthusiasts realized that the log cabins that formed such an iconic part of Texas history were rapidly disappearing. Originally, the village consisted of six cabins from North Texas, each carefully restored to reflect life in the 1800s. A plantation cabin, school, and smokehouse were added over the years. In addition, the Log Cabin Village also operates the Van Zandt Cottage. This is the oldest Fort Worth real estate location still on its original foundation. The cottage is currently undergoing restoration.
Explore Fort Worth Real Estate and Meet Historic Re-enactors
Visitors to the Log Cabin Village will take a step back in time to learn about pioneer life in the 1800s. Visit the one-room schoolhouse or the blacksmith shop. Find out how the water-powered grist mill was used. See the herb garden, too. Each structure is decorated to demonstrate how they were used. Staff and volunteer historic re-enactors are available to answer questions and help visitors feel immersed in the historic experience.
Everyone from Fort Worth homes and the surrounding area are encouraged to visit the Log Cabin Village. It’s open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Be sure to check out the calendar for upcoming events and classes, perfect for kids and adults.