The Sophienburg - Photo Courtesy Joe Miller

The mission of the Sophienburg Museum and Archives is to preserve and inspire an interest in the history and culture of the New Braunfels area and promote the community's rich historical legacy.

There are several ways to support the mission of the Sophienburg New Braunfels Archives and Museum of History. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we strive to preserve our important collections, develop and implement innovative educational programming to all ages, and maintain a solid foundation of staffing, training, infrastructure, and facilities that will serve our community in the best ways possible, while keeping our operating costs manageable and our admission costs affordable for our guests.

Please consider partnering with us.


General Memberships--Benefits include invitations to members-only events, advanced notice of special events, 10% discount in Sophie's Shop and the Archives services, decal, newsletter, unlimited admission to the museum and archives.

  • Individual: $50/year
  • Family: $75/year
  • Active Duty Military: $30/year
  • Active Duty Military Family: $50/year
  • Teacher Individual: $30/year

Endowment Fund

Gifts to an endowment fund are truly gifts that keep on giving. Endowment funds support future growth, and continue to grow and earn interest that goes toward operations and programming as they grow. Your one-time gift will support us for years to come.

Our Endowment Fund is managed by the New Braunfels Area Community Foundation.

Donate by Check

If you would like to make a donation, please mail a check in the amount you choose to the Sophienburg Museum & Archives, payable to "The Sophienburg" and note "Endowment Fund" in the memo portion of your check.

Donate by Credit Card

For donations by credit card, please visit and find The Sophienburg under "Available Funds," or stop by the Sophienburg.

The Sophienburg Museum & Archives is a 501(c)3 organization. Your donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.



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