Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question that is not answered on this page, please contact us at 830.629.1572 for more information.
CAN I TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OR VIDEO INSIDE THE SOPHIENBURG?
Still photography for individual use is permitted in the museum area only. Flash photography is prohibited to protect the artifacts.
ARE FOOD OR DRINKS ALLOWED IN THE MUSEUM?
No food or drinks are permitted in the Sophienburg Museum & Archives.
IS THE MUSEUM HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?
All museum entrances are wheelchair accessible. Handicap parking and accessible restrooms are available.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A SOPHIENBURG MEMBERSHIP?
Members enjoy FREE admission, discounts in the gift shop and much more. Purchase a membership today and we’ll deduct your admission price from your membership fee (with receipt)!
CAN I RENT THE SOPHIENBURG MUSEUM?
The Emmie Seele Faust Library and the Malmstead Pavilion are available for parties, wedding receptions, dinners, and meetings. For more information on renting the museum, visit our rentals page.
CAN I DO RESEARCH AT THE ARCHIVES?
Our Archives is open to the public with payment of museum admission. It houses historical records, photographs, newspapers dating back to 1852, manuscripts and maps documenting German immigration and life in the New Braunfels and Comal County area.
DOES THE MUSEUM ALLOW THE CONCEALED OR OPEN CARRY OF HANDGUNS?
No, we do not according to Texas Penal Code 30.06 and 30.07.