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Homestead Heritage

Halbert Lane, IH-35, Elm Mott, TX 76705
+1 254-829-0417
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Worth the Short Drive

We visited Homestead Hertiage on our trip to Waco and it was the most enjoyed stop of the trip. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tiffany S
Like time travel made real

This is an attraction not to be missed. The attention to detail here is amazing. Some highlights... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clovis, California
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Halbert Lane, IH-35, Elm Mott, TX 76705
+1 254-829-0417
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Homestead Hertiage on our trip to Waco and it was the most enjoyed stop of the trip. We spent four to five hours exploring and eating. Taking time to visit all of the buildings and talk to the residents to learn about their...More

Thank Tiffany S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an attraction not to be missed. The attention to detail here is amazing. Some highlights: the carpentry shop, the handicraft store, and the grist mill. The grounds are beautiful, well-kept and relaxing. Plan to take the time to talk with the staff and...More

1  Thank OCReporter2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a delightful place to visit! We enjoyed it a lot! Everyone was very friendly. It was neat to visit each different building and see the crafts being done there. We purchased several items. The coconut pie was so good!! We ate lunch...More

1  Thank tjcookielady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss eating at this wonderful compound. Our tour had a pre-ordered lunch, but I would make a special trip there if I went back to Waco on my own. The farm families who run Homestead Heritage also have woodworking, weaving, cheese-making and other hand...More

1  Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I met 3 friends here for lunch. There was a large crowd and we did have to wait at least 30 minutes to be seated. I was very pleased with my combo lunch selection of a Reuben sandwich and sweet potato jalapeno soup. We also...More

1  Thank multimom
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit. Everyone was so kind. The village showcases lost skills with many talented artisans. Lots of good shopping too. Mr. Caleb in the blacksmith shop even forged us a nail. There is very definitely are particular religious perspective here.

1  Thank Jetsboy
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Loved all of the different craftsmen and shops. My favorite was the cheese shop. Don't miss it. Not all of the shops were demonstrating their craft when we went. Wish they had been. What we did see was very interesting.

Thank Kudzu15
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great activities for kids. Lovely scenery. Great food. On weekends and spring break they have projects for kids like making a small basket and carving a wooden spatula. There's shopping too. It's a must see!

1  Thank QusieSusie
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We visited this past weekend. We did not have time to do and see everyone on site, but we did have breakfast on site and visit the place where the cheeses are made and also the general store & market. Need to go back when...More

1  Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 29 March 2017

By visiting this place you can see how things can still be as they were in our not to distant past. You can visit different venues where you see how things were done in the past. This would be most excellent for kids of all...More

2  Thank JackLosey L
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Is this the same place that was the focus of allegations about child abuse and child sexual abuse by some of its members ("Texas Observer Exclusive: Waco religious group accused of child abuse, beatings and cover-ups?") If so, are the perpetrators gone? We need to know before we schedule a group trip there; some folks in our group brought this issue up and want to know before we make final plans.
5 December 2016|
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Response from Great-Laughs | Reviewed this property |
No clue. I can't imagine that it would be the same group. What I witnessed of the adults and children, they were so respectful and loving. They have this aura of goodness and have such servant hearts. Keep in mind that there... More
Is there a festival in late October? If so, what are the dates?
17 October 2016|
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Response from Ben O | Property representative |
We don't have a festival in October, but we have one on Thanksgiving Weekend. You can checkout our website (homesteadfair) for more details. Hope to see you there!