FORT TUMBLEWEED-GATEWAY TO THE OLD WEST
TEXAS HISTORY LINKS
See our complete listing of history-related webpages at the bottom of this webpage.
AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN ARTICLE ON FORT TUMBLEWEED
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Historic Fort Tumbleweed®
An Authentic Old West Town near Austin Texas
Owned and managed by Leonard and Lynda Kubiak
For the past 30 years, we've moved a variety of
Old West era buildings to this 16-acre old west haven to
compliment the original buildings on the 1850's Bryson homeplace and Stagecoach Stop site. We have
also collected many thousands of old west relics dating
back hundreds of years and
fossils dating back millions of years. For the past 30 years, we have conducted historical tours for large groups on an appointment basis (See
Information about Fort Tumbleweed History Tours and Parties .
ALSO SEE the Special Events Page for an update on planned Special Events at the Fort.
the site has 12 historical buildings and the wildest assortment of "thangs" that you
will ever hope to come across.
HISTORIC REPUBLIC OF TEXAS DAYS LOG CABIN
When you can, sign up for one of our history tours or special events and come visit the site!
Historic Fort Tumbleweed is located 20 miles Northwest of
Austin, Texas on the Georgetown to Burnet highway (15850 West HW29)
near Liberty Hill, Texas. We're four miles west of
Seward Junction directly on HW29 (bluebonnet & lakes trail)!
Map of the area
To see an example of some of our products, take a gander at our Indian relics catalog , visit our rocks, crystals, and fossils catalog Timeless Gifts or browse the Fort Tumbleweed Collection of Native American Jewelry or
the vintage cowboy and old west collectibles.
We've added several new online catalogs including the vintage belts collection Vintage Leather Belts and the vintage leather handbags catalog Vintage Handbags and presently, we're working on the country crafts catalog Country Crafts Catalog.
Fort Tumbleweed combines living history with a unique shopping experience. Step into one of a number of shops housed in
early-day Texas buildings and see a dazzling display of Indian and old west relics, Texas arts and crafts,and collectibles of
These buildings feature early-day Texas construction techniques from notched and fitted
log cabins to early milled cedar and square nail construction buildings of the pre-civil war era.
Or take a walk back in time on this tree-covered 16-acre site dotted with old outbuildings, primitive log pens, rock
walls,historical buildings including several log cabins dating back to the days of
the Texas Republic. Enjoy the majesty of the huge oak trees that have graced the site for upwards of 400 years! But look out
for the deer!
A row of old mule-drawn iron agriculture tools can be found out past the working blacksmith shop. The primitive log barn
houses part of a vast pioneer museum collection for the site.
Browse through the open air flea markets and
enjoy some good bar-b-que and refreshments (and of course home-made peach ice cream in season)! This winter, warm up with our
oak-burning wood stove (just like they did well over a hundred years ago). Above all, you and the family can brush up on your
Texas history with local historian and
owner, Len Kubiak, and dicker on prices for any of the thousands of one-of-a-kind relics you'll find in the store.
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PHONE: 512 630 4619
FORT TUMBLEWEED STREET WHERE SHOOTOUTS ARE COMMON!.
FORT TUMBLEWEED SIGHTS AND SCENES!.
THE WATERING HOLE.
FUN PLACE TO BROUSE FOR NEAT STUFF!
OLD PONY EXPRESS STATION FROM ABILENE.
See more snow shots at Fort Tumbleweed
NEWS8 TV CREW OF AUSTIN FILMING THE FORT AT SUNRISE!
TALENTED GUEST, SONGWRITER AND SINGER PAULINE REESE.
Checkout her new website
Pauline Reese Website
TALENTED CENTRAL TEXAS SONGWRITER AND SINGER, JOE JOHNS.
Joe Johns' Website
The following Fort Tumbleweed action shots curtesy talented photographer, Candace Craw-Goldman .
Click here to find out what's happening at the Fort this weekend.
Underneath one of the big oak trees, we found a buried jar filled with Silver Dollars with dates from 1879 to 1893 back in
the late 1970's when we were seriously metal-detecting the property. As a special thank-you for visiting our website, a
limited number of these "lucky" silver dollars are now being offered to the public.
You can order one of these silver dollars online at
Fort Tumbleweed's Old West Relics.
OR....give me a call at (512) 630-4619
and ask for Catalog Number OW1017 to place a credit card order by phone.
SCHOOL AND TOUR GROUP LIVING HISTORY TOURS
On an appointment basis, we conduct living history tours for school children and other history-minded tour groups (we like to
limit the size of each tour group to 30, or less). We can take you back into the 1800's with a log cabin filled with
primitive tools, tour a dirt-floor museum barm filled with relics of a bygone era. We can also take you back thousands of
years and chip and use flint tools, grind grain, make primitive weapons and talk about life in the region before the coming
of the Europeans. We also have an abundant collection of native fossils dating back 90 to 120 million years ago when the area
was a shallow sea home to mossasarus (swimming dinasaurs), giant sharks, ammonites, and other ancient critters.
BIRTHDAY AND REUNIONS
You might also keep Fort Tumbleweed in mind for that next birthday party or family reunion.
For more information on the history tours, see:
Information about Fort Tumbleweed History Tours
Also see our history links near the bottom of this webpage. I spend a great deal of time researching Texas history and adding
topics of interest to our website for our internet viewers.
The site is constantly growing. Bookmark us and come back
often (and tell your friends about us).