If the young and old alike have ever wondered what it was like to live in 19th-century Texas, Fort Worth’s Log Cabin Village offers both insight and interactive features that make it a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. Considered family-friendly, the village contains nine buildings steeped in history and dates back to the mid-1800s. For many, this village is a testament to a bygone era and it offers a step back in time through its authentic log cabins and genuine artifacts from the past.
Visitors can actually experience a water-powered gristmill, an authentic schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, and a smokehouse. All visitors are also educated by properly costumed re-enactors who wear authentic garments and demonstrate what daily life was like in a frontier village. From authentic candle-making to weaving textiles, it is both fun and educational for all those who venture into the Log Cabin Village.
Since its opening to the general public in 1966, thousands have experienced the authenticity of the village and have enjoyed the guided tours. Priced at an affordable $5.50 per ticket, it is well worth the price while bringing together family for a weekend outing. Apart from being kid-friendly, this attraction is also fully wheelchair accessible and is open for most of the year to visitors.
A Ghostly Urban Legend
For those that wish to whet their appetite for the paranormal, the Log Cabin Village is home to a purportedly haunted log cabin known as The Foster Cabin. It is one of the original 6 dwellings that date back all the way to the 19th-century and it once belonged to a man named Harry Foster and his family.
After the passing of his wife, Foster is said to have remarried and took Jane Holt, their nanny, as his new wife. She was said to have worn lilac-scented perfume while she was alive and many visitors have reported smelling the scent of lilacs hanging in the air. Some have also reported hearing the sound of footsteps on the second-floor attic of the log cabin though no other people were present to account for the noises.
Whether for educational purposes or for a great way to spend time outdoors, the Log Cabin Village offers something for the entire family. Steeped in rich history, these farm buildings were collected and relocated from local farms to bring together both an amusing and a historical experience for local residents and tourists.
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