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Historical Museum Guide for Texas

A directory of Historical Museums in Texas, categorized by county.

Taking a trip to Texas?  A visit to these history museums and historical sites will allow you to soak up some local history and culture while you are there.  Visit a Texas historical museum will give you some insight into the way early Texas people lived.  Some of the museums have virtual tours, histories, genealogy data, history timelines and historical photos which can be viewed online, allowing you to visit Texas places without ever leaving home.

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Anderson County Howard House Museum

The historic Howard House is open for tours by appointment and special events.  Located at 1011 N. Perry Street in Palestine, TX.

Museum for East Texas Culture

[History]

Housed inside the former Palestine High School built in 1916, the museum is focused on the history of Palestine and Anderson County, Texas.  Located at 400 Micheaux Avenue in Palestine, TX.

Palestine Visitor's Center

Located at 825 Spring Street in Palestine, TX.

 

Angelina County The History Center

The History Center holds a public history and archives center filled with historic manuscripts, documents, records, maps, newspapers, oral histories and exhibits related to the cultural and natural history of this are of East Texas.  Located at 102 N. Temple in Diboll, TX.

Museum of East Texas

The museum is housed inside the historical 1905 St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church and has become an arts and historical center for the children and families of East Texas.  Located at 503 North Second Street in Lufkin, TX.

Texas Forestry Museum

The museum is focused on the history of forestry and the lumber industry in East Texas.  Featuring the photographic collection of the Thompson Lumber Company in East Texas 1908 and a variety of exhibits of historical logging artifacts, tools and information about sawmills.  Visitors will learn about the extensive role, trees play in our past, present and future.  Located at 1905 Atkinson Drive in Lufkin, TX.

 

Archer County Archer County Museum & Jail

Constructed in 1910, the Archer County Jail building now holds a museum focused on the history of Archer County, Texas.  Located at 203 E. Plum in Archer City, TX.

 

Armstrong County

Armstrong County Museum and Gem Theatre

The Armstrong County Museum focuses on the heritage and culture of Armstrong County and thee Texas Panhandle.  The museum complex features the history museum, an art gallery, the historic Gem Theatre and the Goodnight Historical Center.  Located at 110 Trice Street in Claude, TX.

 

Atascosa County Longhorn Museum

Dedicated to the preservation of the history of Atascosa County, the museum features historical artifacts, antiques and household items.  Exhibits include South Texas Indians, the Spaniards who settled here, the ranchers and longhorn cattle industry, mining history and oil fields.  The old SAU & G Railroad Depot has been moved to the museum grounds as well and houses railroading artifacts.  Located at 1959 Hwy. 97 E. in Pleasanton, TX.

 

Austin County Tours of Historical Bellville

[Belleville History]  [Historic Photos]

The Bellville Historical Society offers these brochures for self guided tours of the Bellville historical buildings and sites.  Guided group tours are available by reservation as well.

 

Bailey County  Muleshoe Heritage Museum

[Historic Buildings]  [Muleshoe History]

Marked by the world's largest mule shoe, the museum features historic buildings of Muleshoe and provides visitors a look back in time in the history of Muleshoe, Texas.  The main museum exhibits are housed inside the old Santa Fe train depot.  Historic buildings on the property also include Jane's Ranch House, the Old Muleshoe Ranch cook house and a one room log cabin.  Operated by the Muleshoe Heritage Foundation, the museum is located at 215 S. First Street in Muleshoe, TX.

 

Bandera County Frontier Times Museum

The museum holds collections of odd and unusual curiosities, exhibits about local cowboy and ranching heritage, rodeo champions, the Harvey Chelf barbed wire collection, a western hat collection and other items and relics related to the culture and heritage of Bandera County and the surrounding Hill Country of Texas.  Located at 510 13th Street in Bandera, TX.

 

Bastrop County Bastrop Museum and Visitor Center

Operated by the Bastrop County Historical Society, the Bastrop Museum is focused on the history of Bastrop County, Texas.  The museum holds exhibits and artifacts relating to the history of Bastrop and the surrounding communities as well as an archive collection of historical documents and materials where visitors can research local and family history.  Located at 702 Main Street in Bastrop, TX.

 

Baylor County Baylor County Museum

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The Baylor County Museum features exhibits and artifacts related to the history of Baylor County from prehistoric times to the present.  Located at 116 North Washington Street in Seymour, TX.

 

Bee County Beeville Art Museum

Housed inside the beautiful and historic Esther Barnhart House built in 1910, the museum features art exhibitions from renowned artists and collections from across the state of Texas.  Located at 401 East Fannin in Beeville, TX.

Skidmore Historical Society & Museum on Facebook

Housed inside the historic Skidmore Train Depot, the museum is focused on the history of Skidmore and the surrounding region of Texas.  Located on Hwy 181 in Skidmore, TX.

 

Bell County Bell County Museum

Bell County Museum on Facebook

Devoted to the collection, preservation and interpretation of the history and culture of the Bell County area of Texas, the museum houses over 12,000 objects on display.  Group tours are available by reservation.  Located at 201 N. Main Street in Belton, TX.

Central Texas Area Museum

The primary focus of the museum is to tell the story of the area of Central Texas.  Through exhibits, artifacts and genealogical documents, visitors will explore the history of Central Texas.  The museum is known for it's annual gathering of the Scottish Clans of Texas.  Located at 423 S. Main Street in Salado, TX.

Czech Heritage Museum & Genealogy Center

Focus is on the educational, cultural and genealogical history of the Czech peoples.  Visitors will find historic artifacts and genealogical materials related to the history of Czechs and those who came to Texas.  The Genealogy Center holds the largest collection of Czech Genealogy in the State of Texas.  Located at 119 West French in Temple, TX.

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum

The museum is housed inside the beautifully restored 1907 Temple Santa Fe Depot.  Visitors will find historic artifacts and exhibits related to the history of railroading in the Southwest United States.  Located at 315 West Avenue B in Temple, TX.

 

Bexar County

 

The Alameda Museum

Devoted to telling the history of Latinos in America, the museum features tours led by trained docent guides.  Located at 101 South Santa Rosa in San Antonio, TX.

The Alamo

[The Battle of the Alamo]  [Defenders of the Alamo]

[Map of San Antonio de Bexar]

Since I am a native Texan, this has to one of the most significant landmarks in Texas and I have to tell you I did not visit this place until I was in my 40s!  Standing on this spot, I was absolutely awestruck at what took place here.  If you are a Texan, this is a place you MUST visit, however I believe anyone interested in history will experience some degree of  "WOW" as they walk this historic place and hear the story of the Battle of the Alamo which took place here in 1836.  It's story will echo in your memory forever.

The Briscoe Western Art Museum

The Briscoe is focused on the collection and preservation of the art, history and culture of the American West.  The museum is housed inside the former 1930 San Antonio Central Library building and the modern Jack Guenther Pavilion located on the historic River Walk at 210 W. Market Street in Downtown San Antonio, TX.

Buckhorn Saloon and Museum

In 1881 Albert's Buckhorn Saloon was opened for business on Dolorosa Street in San Antonio.  Patrons were encouraged to bring in deer antlers and trade them for beer or whiskey.  The collection continued to grow and included rattlesnake rattlers.  Today the saloon / museum is still in operation and boasts having "The Oddest Store in the World".  The Texas Ranger Museum was added to their collections in 2006 and includes authentic Texas Ranger artifacts.  Located at 318 E. Houston Street in San Antonio, TX.

Institute of Texan Cultures

The museum is focused on the many diverse peoples and cultures who have called Texas home.  The museum is operated by the University of Texas at San Antonio in association with the Smithsonian Institution.  Visitor will learn about the great state of Texas and the people who created it through exhibits and historical artifacts.  Located at 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. in San Antonio, TX.

Instituto Cultural De Mexico En San Antonio, Texas

The museum is designed as a permanent cultural representation of the Mexican Government in San Antonio.  Located at 600 Hemisfair Park in San Antonio, TX.

The McNay Art Museum

Housed in the former home of Donald T. Atkinson and wife Marion McNay, the museum holds a collection of over 700 artworks collected by Marion McNay along with large collections of medieval and Renaissance art, art glass and art of New Mexico.  Located at 6000 North New Braunfels in San Antonio, TX.

Pioneer Trail Drivers Texas Rangers Museum

Devoted to the history of the Texas Rangers, the museum has exhibits of historic artifacts related to or used by the famed Texas Rangers.  Information on the pioneer families of The Texas Rangers is also available at the museum.  Located at 3805 Broadway Street in San Antonio, TX.

San Antonio Missions

Texas Air Museum

Featuring a large collection of historical aircraft, vehicles, uniforms, weapons and other unique items, the Texas Air Museum is located at 1234 99th Street in San Antonio.

The Texas Transportation Museum

The museum features historical transportation equipment and related items used in San Antonio through the years.  Located at 11731 Wetmore Road in San Antonio, TX.

The Witte Museum

The Witte Museum features exhibitions, programs and collections of natural history, science and South Texas heritage.  Located at 3801 Broadway in San Antonio, TX.

 

Blanco County Blanco Pioneer Museum

The Blanco Pioneer Museum is housed inside the Pat Ryan Building.  The historic house has been restored and furnished as it would have been in the mid 1800s.  Exhibits include historic artifacts and exhibits related to the history of Blanco County.  Located in the Blanco Historic District at 418 Pecan Street in Blanco, TX.

Old Blanco County Court House   [History]

Built ca 1885-1886, this grand old courthouse has been used for a courthouse, office building, hospital, school, a bank and town meeting place.  At one time, it housed a wild west museum.  Today it stands as a reminder of the past and the Visitors Center housed inside, welcomes visitors to Blanco County with information and displays of historical photographs.  Located at 300 Main Street in Blanco, TX.

 

Borden County

Borden County Historical Museum

The Borden County Museum holds historic photos, documents, furniture and clothing from pioneer days.  To access the museum, inquire at the adjacent Borden County Courthouse.  Located at U.S. 180 & Ranch Road 669 in Gail, TX.

 

Bosque County

Bosque County Museum

The Bosque Museum is devoted to the preservation of the history of Bosque County, Texas.  The 8000 square foot museum building houses historic artifacts and documents related to the heritage and culture of the Bosque County region.  Collections include Indian artifacts, firearms, Norwegian artifacts, early medical items and antiques. The historic Jacob Olson cabin has been moved to the museum grounds.   Located at 301 S. Avenue Q in Clifton, TX.

 

Bowie County Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House

This 1885 Italianate Victorian home is build in the shape of a club.  The unique home is open for tours.  Located at 420 Pine Street in Texarkana, TX.

Museum of Regional History

The oldest museum in Texarkana features historical collections depicting the history of the Texarkana region from the time of the Caddo Indians through the founding of Texarkana.  The Wilbur Smith Research Library and Photo Archive is also housed inside the museum.  Located at 219 State Line Avenue in Texarkana, TX.

 

Brazoria County

Brazoria County Historical Museum   [Genealogy]

Brazoria County Historical Museum on Facebook

Found inside the old 1897 Brazoria County Courthouse in Angleton, Texas, the museum preserves and displays historic artifacts which document the history of the area.  The genealogy section offers a free genealogy database of early settlers in Austin's Colony.  Located at 100 E. Cedar Street in Angleton, TX.

Columbia Historical Museum

Housed in the former 1950 bank building, the museum is devoted to the collection, preservation and exhibition of the rich history of West Columbia, Texas.  Located at 247 E. Brazos in West Columbia, TX.

Freeport Historical Museum

The museum features models of an old swing bridge and light house that was located in old Velasco along with a room with photos of Freeport local history.  Located at 311 East Park in downtown Freeport, Texas.

Lake Jackson Historical Museum

Focus is on the history of the City of Lake Jackson.  Through interactive exhibits and displays of historic artifacts, visitors will learn about 4 distinct eras of history in Lake Jackson; the prehistoric era, the plantation era, the petrochemical industry and the founding of modern Lake Jackson.  Located at 249 Circle Way in Lake Jackson, TX.

Levi Jordan Plantation Archaeological & Historical Site

[Genealogy of Plantation Families]

Constructed in 1848 by Levi Jordan, the plantation is being studied through archaeological excavation.  This plantation which was built by slaves became one of the largest sugar and cotton plantations in Texas.  Contact the Varner-Hogg State Historic Site at 979-345-4656 for a possible tour.

 

Brazos County

Barrington Living History Farm

[History]

This living history farm is run today just as earliest residents of the original farmstead ran it.  The Anson Jones home is the original home to the last president of the Republic of Texas, while the outbuildings are replicas which have been reconstructed.  Visitors will take a step back in time as they experience what life was like on a Texas farm in the 19th century.  The Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site is located on FM 1155 in Washington, TX.

Brazos Valley African American Museum

The museum chronicles the tragedies and triumphs of African American life from ancient civilization to present day and features histories of local families, churches and schools in the Brazos Valley.  Genealogical records are also available to visitors.  Located at 500 East Pruitt Street in Bryan, TX.

Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History

The museum is focused on science and natural and cultural history.  The museum features local historic Native American items, early settlement artifacts, seashells, fossils, geologic formations and provides educational programs.  Located at 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan, TX.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

[Museum Tour]  [Research

The main exhibit in the Museum traces the lifetime of George Bush from childhood through his presidency.  Located at 1000 George Bush Drive West in College Station, TX.

Navasota Blues Alley

Navasota is knows as the "Blues Capital of Texas".  The museum is focused on this and offers an impressive blues museum with information about local blues songster, Mance Lipscomb and other blues greats.  Visitors will also discover local historic artifacts and displays.  Located at 129 East Washington Avenue in Navasota, TX.

 

Brewster County

The Last Frontier Museum on Facebook

Features rocks and gems of the Big Bend.  Located at 2310 W. Hwy 90 in Alpine, TX.

Museum of the Big Bend

The museum has been preserving and exhibiting artifacts of the Big Bend area for over 70 years.  Located on the campus of Sul Ross State University at 400 Harrison Street in Alpine, TX.

Hallie Stillwell Hall of Fame

Focused on the ranching legacy of Hallie Crawford Stillwell, the museum is located on FM 2627 in Alpine, TX on the east side of Big Bend National Park.

 

Briscoe County Old Jail Museum

The 1892 jailhouse contains local memorabilia and historical photographs of the area.  Located on the Briscoe County Courthouse Square in Silverton, TX.

 

Brooks County The Heritage Museum

The Heritage Museum at Falfurrias, Texas is found on the famous Chisholm Trail and the Texas Tropical Trail.  Focused on the preservation of frontier heritage, the museum features historic artifacts, relics, records, photos, maps, documents and papers of the early pioneer settlers of the area.  Located at 4115 N. St. Mary's in Falfurrias, TX.

 

Brown County

Brown County Museum of History  

[History of the Old Jail]   [Photo Tour]

Dedicated to the preservation of the history of Brown County, the museum features artifacts and exhibits inside an old 1902 jailhouse.  There is also an annex to the museum just across the street from the jail.  Located in the old Brown County Jail at 212 North Broadway in downtown Brownwood.

The Firearms Museum of Texas

Features an extensive collection of historic firearms.  Located inside The Brown County Museum of History at 212 N. Broadway Street in Brownwood, TX.

Martin & Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum

Dedicated to the railroad history of Brownwood, Central Texas and the American Southwest, the museum features historical railroad artifacts, photographs, railroad equipment and trains.  Located at 700 East Adams in Brownwood, TX.

 

Burleson County Burleson County Czeck Heritage Museum

Open by appointment only.  Contact Margaret Haisler at 979-219-1983.  Located at 200 E. Fawn in Caldwell, TX.

Burleson County Historical Museum

Operated by the Burleson County Historical Commission, the museum is focused on the history and early settlement of Burleson County.  The museum also features an archives for research.  Located on the 1st floor inside the Burleson County Courthouse at 100 West Buck in Caldwell, TX.

Caldwell Visitors Civic Center Museum

The museum is focused on the history of the City of Caldwell from the time of the earliest settlers.  Located inside the Caldwell Civic Center at 103 Presidential Corridor W. in Caldwell, TX.

Kraitchar House Museum

The Victorian cottage was built in 1891 for Thomas Kraitchar Jr, a merchant.  The home has been restored by the Burleson County Historical Society and is open on a limited basis for tours.  Located on East Buck Street in Caldwell, TX.

Somerville Area Museum

Housed inside an old store building, the museum is devoted to the preservation of the history of Somerville, Texas.  Open on a limited basis and by appointment.  Located on Hwy 36 and 8 Street in Somerville, TX.

 

Burnet County The Falls on the Colorado Museum

Housed inside the historic 1891 Granite School building, the museum is focused on the history of Marble Falls, Texas and the surrounding communities.  Located at 2001 Broadway Street in Marble Falls, TX.

Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum

[History of the Fort]

Fort Croghan was established in 1849 to protect early settlers from hostile Indians.  Today, Fort Croghan has been preserved and allows visitors to see the Texas frontier as it used to be.  The fort includes a blacksmith shop, a one room schoolhouse, the powder house and a state coach stop.  All of the buildings are reconstructions with the exception of the powder house which is original and has been restored.  The museum holds a large collection of historical artifacts and items.  Located at 703 Buchanan Drive in Burnet, TX.

 

Caldwell County Brock Log Cabin

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The Brock Log Cabin was built by Andrew Lee Brock who settled in Caldwell County in 1849.  Today, the hand hewn log cabin has been moved to Lion's Park and is considered the oldest surviving structure in Caldwell County.  Located in Lions park on S. Colorado / Hwy. 183 in Lockhart, TX.

Caldwell County Historical Museum

Caldwell County Museum on Facebook

The Caldwell County Museum is housed inside the historical 1908 Caldwell County Jailhouse.  Located at 314 E. Market Street in Lockhart, TX.

Southwest Museum of Clocks & Watches

The museum features a large collection of clocks and watches and provides an in-depth look at the history of horology.  Located at 101 E. San Antonio Street in Lockhart, TX.

 

Calhoun County Calhoun County Museum

The Calhoun County Museum features historical artifacts and documents related to the pioneer history, natural history and maritime history of Calhoun County, Texas.  Visitors will learn about the Karankawa Indians, Indianola, Matagorda Island, La Salle, and Port Lavaca.  The museum is housed inside the historic jail building.  Located at 301 S. Ann in Port Lavaca, TX.

 

Callahan County Baird Texas T&P Railroad Depot Museum on Facebook

The historic 2 story train depot was built in 1911 and features exhibits related to the T & P Railroad, Bankhead Highway and local history.  Located at 100 Market Street in Baird, TX.

Robert E. Howard Home Museum

Focused on the history and memory of Howard E. Howard, author of the "Conan the Barbarian" series of books.  Located at in the 1919 home to Robert E. Howard at 625 Southwest 5th Street in Cross Plains, TX.

 

Cameron County

Brownsivlle Heritage Museum

The Brownsville Heritage Museum features exhibits of historical artifacts, photos, maps, costumes and other items which provide a look into the past of life in Brownsville, Texas.  A tour of the Stillman House is included in the admission charge.  Located at 1325 East Washington Street in historical downtown Brownsville, TX.

Children's Museum of Brownsville

The museum provides a variety of hands-on exhibits and activities in a setting where children will learn.  Located at 501 Ringgold Street #5 Dean Porter Park in Brownsville, TX.

Costumes of the Americas Museum

The unusual museum holds a collection of over 400 complete outfits of the native dress of almost every country in the western hemisphere.  Visitors will learn about the folklore and traditions of many different cultures of North, Central, and South America along with some from Caribbean countries as well.  Located at #5 Dean Porter Park at 501 Ringgold Street in Brownsville, TX.

Historic Brownsville Museum

The Brownsville Museum features exhibits of historical artifacts and items related to the history of Brownsville, Texas.  Housed inside an historic 1928 Spanish Colonial Revival building that served as the Southern Pacific Depot, the museum is located at 641 E. Madison Street in Brownsville, TX.

Museums of Port Isabel

There are three museums to explore in Port Isabel.  Located at 317 E. Railroad Avenue the complex includes:

  1. The Port Isabel Lighthouse was built in 1952 to protect and guide ships through the Brazos Santiago Pass and the Barrier Islands.  One hundred years later the lighthouse was opened to the public and a Texas State Park was created there.  It remains the only Texas Gulf lighthouse which has been opened up to the public.  The Lighthouse Keepers Cottage is located on the grounds and houses the Port Isabel Visitors Center.

  2. Port Isabel Historical Museum is housed inside the 1899 Champion Building.  The museum features one of the largest collections of Mexican artifacts from the US / Mexican War. 

  3. The Treasures of the Gulf Museum is focused on the maritime history of three 1554 Spanish shipwrecks along with a Children's Discovery Lab, the Ship Theatre and the Nautical Gift Shop.

Old City Cemetery Center

Dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the historic City Cemetery, the Brownsville Historical Association features the Escandon Genealogy Collection in the center and provides guided tours of the historic cemetery by appointment.  Located at 600 East Jackson Street in Brownsville, TX.

Stillman House Museum

Built in 1850 by Henry Miller, the Stillman House is one of the oldest surviving structures in Brownville.  It has been restored and is open to the public for tours.  Admission is included in the price of admission to the Brownsville Heritage Complex.

 

Camp County

Pittsburg - Camp County Museum on Facebook

Located at 204 W. Marshall Street in Pittsburg, TX.

 

Cass County Trading Post Museum

Located at 101 West Main Street in Bloomburg, TX.

 

Castro County Castro County Museum

Housed inside the 1909 Carter House, the museum features historical photos, artifacts, early farm equipment and other items related to the history of Castro County.  Located at 404 W. Halsell Street in Dimmitt, TX.

 

Chambers County The Barbers Hill / Mont Belvieu Museum

The Mont Belvieu Museum is devoted to the collection, preservation and exhibition of historic artifacts and photos which are related to the history of Mont Belvieu.  The museum is housed inside the City of Mont Belvieu Community and Seniors Building located at 11607 Eagle Drive in Mont Belvieu.

Chambers County Historical Museum

The focus of the museum is on the history of Chambers County, Texas.  Located at 300 Cummins Street in Anahuac, TX.

The Wallisville Heritage Park

The facility features a museum focused on the local early pioneer history and an archives devoted to Chambers County history for genealogy research.  Located at 20136 Interstate 10 in Wallisville, TX.

 

Cherokee County Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site

The site is a Caddo burial mound and the area was home to the Mound Builders of Caddoan origin who roamed the area for 500 years beginning ca A.D. 800.  Exhibits and interpretive trails are featured with reconstructed Caddo dwellings and ceremonial areas.  This site is now operated by the Texas Historical Commission.  Tours are offered.  Located in Cherokee County, just west of Nacogdoches, TX at 1649 State Hwy 21W in Alto, TX.

Heritage Center of Cherokee County  [Photos]

Dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of artifacts and documents related to the history of Cherokee County.  409 North Henderson Street, Rusk, TX.

Jim Hogg City Park

A memorial to the first native born Texas governor, James Stephen Hogg, this lovely park features a museum, birthplace replica, the family cemetery and historical markers.  Located off Hwy 84 East and Fire Tower Road near Rusk, TX.

Vanishing Texana Museum

Displays of historic artifacts, documents and photos related to the history of Texas and Cherokee County.  Housed inside the Jacksonville Public Library at 502 S. Jackson Street in Jacksonville, TX.

 

Childress County Childress County Heritage Museum

Childress County Heritage Museum on Facebook

Housed inside the old 1935 U.S. Post Office building, the museum holds historical artifacts of Childress County.   Located at 210 3rd Street NW in Childress, TX.

Michie Transportation Museum

[Photos of the Michie Transportation Museum]

This museum is also operated by the Childress County Heritage Museum.  It is housed inside the 1926 Michie building which once served as a corner service station and auto sales.  Today it holds antique vehicles, buggies and some railroad items.  Open by appointment.  Contact 940-937-2261.  Located at the corner of Main Street and Avenue D Northwest.

 

Clay County Clay County 1890 Jail Museum-Heritage Center

[Clay County Memories]  [Clay County History]

The old Clay County jail operated as a jail until 1973.  Today, the Clay County Historical Society operates a museum inside the old Clay County jail building.  Most of the rooms have been restored and hold exhibits of historic artifacts, photos, and antiques related to the history of Clay County, Texas.  Located at 116 N. Graham in Henrietta, TX.

 

Cochran County Cochran County Historical Museum

[Buffalo Soldier Expedition of 1877]

Focus of the museum is on the history of Cochran County history.  Located at 108 S. W. 1st Street in Morton, TX.

 

Coke County Coke County Museum

Housed inside the 1906 Coke County Jail, the museum holds historic artifacts and items related to the history of Coke County, TX.  Located at 601 Chadbourne Street in Robert Lee, TX.

Fort Chadbourne

[History]  [The Buildings]

A lot of history has passed through Fort Chadbourne, from the days of fighting with Native Americans, the training of Confederate Troops during the Civil War, the Fence Cutting Wars of the 1880s and even being a stop for the Butterfield Stage.  Today, the site has 5 restored historical structures long with the Butterfield State Station Stop at this site.  A Visitor Center is now open and features historical artifacts and collections related to Fort Chadbourne and ranching heritage of this area of Texas.  Located at 651 Fort Chadbourne in Bronte, TX.

 

Coleman County Heritage Hall and Coleman Museum

The Coleman Museum is housed inside Heritage Hall and features historic artifacts, antiquities and local artist's artworks.  The museum is operated by the Coleman Heritage, Arts and Preservation Society.  Located at 400 West College Avenue in Coleman, TX.

 

Collin County

Chestnut Square Historic Village

[See inside the buildings]

This museum is actually a collection of historical homes and buildings.  The living history museum demonstrates how people lived in early Collin County.  Rentals are available for weddings and special events.  Located at 315 S. Chestnut Street in McKinney, TX.

Collin County Farm Museum

Collin County Farm Museum on Facebook

Devoted to educating visitors about the rural heritage of farming in Collin County from the earliest settlement through the 1960s, the museum features a museum filled with historic artifacts, a blacksmith shop, a granary and confinement house.  Located in Myers park at 7117 County Road 166 in McKinney, TX.

Heritage Farmstead at Plano

[History]

The Heritage Farmstead is a living history museum.  The museum covers 4.5 acres and features exhibits and objects related to the history of farming in the Texas black-land prairie region of North Texas.  Located at 1900 West 15th Street in Plano, TX.

Interurban Railway Museum

Located at 901 East 15th Street in Plano, TX.

North Texas History Center

Originally founded as the Collin County Historical Society, the museum is focused on preserving, collection and exhibiting the culture and heritage of North Texas.  Visitors to the museum will see and hear about the lives of North Texas citizens through oral histories and artifacts.  Located at 300 E. Virginia Street in McKinney, TX.

 

Collingsworth County Collingsworth County Museum

Exhibits about the history of Collingsworth County are on display.  Collections include Native American artifacts, an old time soda fountain, historical items related to Bonnie and Clyde, and other antiquities along with family histories and records of interest to researchers.  The exhibits are housed in three historic buildings located on the square at 824 East Avenue in Wellington, TX.

 

Comal County The Sophienburg

The Sophienburg Museum and Archives gives visitors the opportunity to explore the rich heritage and culture of New Braunfels and Comal County.  Through exhibits of historical artifacts, old photos, maps and documents, visitors will learn about the history of Comal County.  Go along on the journey of the German colonists who crossed the ocean and made them way to the Comal County region.  Researchers looking for genealogy ties will enjoy the Archives filled with documents and materials.  Located at 401 W. Coll Street in New Braunfels, TX.

 

Comanche County

Comanche County Historical Museum

The museum features Native American and pioneer artifacts inside a replica of a Texas frontier store along with a covered wagon and other historical items related to the history of Comanche, Texas.  Located at 402 Moorman Road in Comanche, TX

 

Concho County

Don Freeman Memorial Museum

The museum features historic items and photographs related to the history of Eden.  Located at Paint Rock Street on the Square in Eden, TX.

 

Cooke County Morton Museum of Cooke County

The museum is housed inside the 1884 city building which once served as Gainesville's city hall, fire station and jail.  Focus is on the history of Cooke County.  Exhibits include a partial log cabin dating from the 1870s.  Located at 210 S. Dixon Street in Gainesville, TX.

 

Coryell County Coryell Museum and Historical Center

[History]  [Exhibits]

The primary focus of the Corel Museum is to collect, preserve, document, exhibit and interpret cultural materials related to the early settlement and development of the Coryell County region of Texas.  Located at 718 Main Street in Gatesville, TX.

 

Cottle County City County Heritage Museum

Located on US Hwy 83 N in Paducah, TX.

 

Crane County The Museum of the Desert Southwest

Museum of the Desert Southwest on Facebook

Headquarters to and operated by the Crane County Historical Commission, the museum features Native American, cowboy, Horsehead Crossing artifacts, Castle Gap fossils and memorabilia related to the petroleum industry.  Located at 409 S. Gaston in Crane, TX.

 

Crockett County Crockett County Museum

[Photos

The Crocket County Museum is housed inside the 1926 Methodist Church building.  The building has seen may uses and it was in 1998 that it was restored for the use of the museum.  Exhibits include Native American and early pioneer artifacts along with a veterans exhibit focused on local heroes from WWI to Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Located at 408 11th Street in Ozona. TX.

 

Crosby County Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum

The Crosby Museum complex features a replica of a rock house built by pioneer farmer Henry Clay Smith, collections of Native American artifacts, early pioneer items and other items related to Crosby County history.  Located at 101 West Main Street in Crosbyton, TX.

Ralls Historical Museum

Housed in the historic John R. Ralls building, the museum holds over 12,000 items related to the history of Ralls and Crosby County, Texas.  The museum features a special collection of local veteran history.  Located at 801 Main Street in Ralls, TX.

 

Culberson County Culberson County Historical Museum

The museum features exhibits of Native American artifacts along with farm and home antique implements.  Located at 108 W. Broadway in Van Horn, TX.

 

Dallam County XIT Museum

The museum features exhibits about the XIT Ranch, ranching equipment, wagons and rooms furnished in period furnishings.  A Wedding Chapel is also available for rental.  Located across the street from the Dallam County Courthouse at 108 East Fifth Street in Dalhart, TX.

 

Dallas County

African American Museum

Opening it's doors in 1974, it is the only museum in the Southwestern United States devoted to the preservation and display of African American artistic, cultural and historical materials and artifacts. Located at 3536 Grand Avenue, Fair Park in Dallas, Texas

Dallas Heritage Village    [Virtual Tour]

A 13 acre village with collections of old houses, historical church and school buildings, and seasonal living history exhibits dating back to 1840 makes the Dallas Heritage Village a unique place to visit. Also known as Old City Park.  Located at 1515 S. Harwood St. in Dallas, TX

Dallas Historical City Walking Tours

Take a walk/ride through Dallas and discover the historical buildings, people and places.

Dallas Holocaust Museum

Experience first hand about the suffering of the Jews during the Holocaust. Group Tours available, with possible interaction from survivors. This museum is NOT recommended for children under the age of 12. Located at 211 N. Record St. Suite 100 in Dallas, TX.

Dallas West End Historical Page

Just a page with historical information, the history and places at the West End in Dallas, TX.

Frisco Heritage Museum

Explore a living history village comprised of buildings representing the rich history of Frisco, Texas.  Historical structures include a log cabin, a one room schoolhouse, the Lebanon Baptist Church and several local homes. Located at 6455 Page Street in Frisco, TX.

Frontiers of Flight Museum

Take a memorable journey through time exploring aviation. From the very first "thoughts and dreams" about flying to the first airplane and beyond. Learn about the early aviators and see the uniforms and airplanes and equipment used. Located at 6911 Lemmon Avenue in Dallas, TX.

The Hall of State at Fair Park

The Hall of State was built in 1936 to serve as a shrine to Texas history. Available for special events. Exhibits are open to the public at no charge. Located in the Heart of Fair Park in Dallas, TX.

CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS

Museum Of The American Railroad

Over thirty pieces of historic railroad equipment including steam, diesel and electric locomotives, cabooses , historic structures, signals and assortment of small artifacts make it one of the finest railroad museums in the southwest United States. Located at 1105 Washington St. at Fair Park in Dallas, TX

The Sixth Floor Museum

Located on the 6th and 7th floors of what was known as the Texas School Book Depository back in 1963, the Sixth Floor Museum provides information, understanding and events leading up to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. The address is 411 Elm at Houston streets, in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas.

The Women's Museum The Women's Museum has closed! 

70,000 Sq. Feet of artifacts where people can go to honor and explore the political, social and spiritual contributions of Women and their struggles and triumphs throughout history. Located at 3800 Parry Avenue in Dallas, TX

 

Dawson County The Dal Paso Museum on Facebook

[History of Lamesa]

Located at 125 Main Avenue in Lamesa, TX.

 

Deaf Smith County

Deaf Smith County Historical Museum

[E. B. Black Historical House]

Dedicated to the preservation and education about the history of Deaf Smith County and the surrounding area, the museum is housed in the old Catholic Church red brick school building.  Visitors will learn about the pioneers, Indians and Cowboys who inhabited the area in "the olden days".  The museum is also in charge of setting up tours for the E. B. Black Historical House.  Located at 400 Sampson Street in Hereford, TX.

 

Delta County

Patterson Museum

Featuring the collections begun by Harry Patterson, the museum holds historic artifacts and items related to the early history of Delta County.  Housed in the old Cooper Railroad Depot at 700 West Dallas Avenue in Cooper, TX.

 

Denton County Bayless - Selby House Museum

Located in the Historical Park of Denton County at 317 W. Mulberry in Denton, TX.

Courthouse On The Square Museum

The museum offers a glimpse into the history and cultures which made the Denton community what it is today.   110 W. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201

Denton County African American Museum

The (soon to be opened) museum is housed in a ca 1900 Quakertown house which was moved to the location adjacent to the Bayless-Selby House in the Historical Park of Denton County at 317 W. Mulberry.

Denton County Historical Museum and Texas Heritage Center

Dedicated to the preservation, display and interpretation of Denton's early history, the museum houses collections of pioneer families and offers a reference library for researchers.  Located at 5800 I-35N in Denton, TX.

 

DeWitt County Dewitt County Historical Museum

Housed inside the old 1886 F. W. Bates / H. D. Sheppard house, the museum features historical items and genealogical materials related too the history of DeWitt County.  Located at 312 E. Broadway in Cuero, TX.

 

Dickens County Dickens Historical Museum

Housed in an old hardware store, the museum holds collections of early pioneer artifacts and ranching heritage.  Located at 609 Montgomery Street in Dickens, TX.

 

Dimmit County Wade House Museum

The Wade House Museum was built in 2003 to display exhibits related to the prehistory of Dimmit County.  Located at the Dimmit County Public Library at 200 North 9th Street in Carrizo Springs, TX.

 

Donley County Saints Roost Museum

Housed inside the former 1910 Adair Hospital building, the museum is devoted to the preservation of the heritage of Donley County and the Texas Panhandle.  Exhibits feature Native American artifacts and pioneer relics along with information about the lives of legendary folks from the area.  The old Fort Worth & Denver Railroad Depot has been moved to the museum grounds and is being restored.  Located at 610 E. Harrington Street in Clarendon, TX.

 

Eastland County Eastland County Museum

[New Alternate Web Site]

The Eastland County Museum holds historical artifacts, photographs, documents and other memorabilia related to the history of Eastland County.  The museum collections are housed inside the former Eastland National Bank building.  Located at 114 South Seaman Street in Eastland, TX.

Law Enforcement Museum

Housed inside the 1897 Eastland County Jail, the museum is focused on historical events in law enforcement in Eastland County, Texas.  Located at 210 W. White Street in Eastland, TX.

 

Edwards County The Angora Goat Breeder's Association & Museum

Focused on the history of angora goats, mohair and their impact on Texas economy.  Located at 205 W. Austin Street in Rocksprings, TX.

Mitchell Arrowhead Museum

View thousands of Indian arrowheads and artifacts.  Located inside the Rocksprings Home & Ranch Supply at 301 W. Main Street in Rock Springs, TX.

Rocksprings Hotel

[History]

The historic hotel was built in 1916.  It has been renovated and today is accepting visitors to Rocksprings.  Located at 200 West Austin Street in Rocksprings, TX.

Texas Miniature Museum

A collection of dollhouses and furnishings from the 1900s to the present.  Located across the street from the Rocksprings Hotel in Rocksprings, TX.

 

El Paso County

Casasola Museum/ Museo Casasola

The US-Mexico Border History
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF REALITY: CIEN AÑOS DE REALIDAD by Carlos Vigueras
1910-2010

The Casasola Museum features a Collective Exhibition (with more than 600 photojournalists of four generations).
Selection of 120 photos with frames and slide show with another 500 hundred images.
General archives: More than100,000 images, cartoons, maps, documentaries and more.
This exhibition is composed of 100,000 images of our iconographic collections of four types:

1.- Images that are part of the Casasola Museum's private collection

2.- Images from the special collection of the Casasola Found

3.- Images from the archives of the Mexiamerica/Casa de las Americas special private collection.

4.- Images from the collective collection of 50 border graphic journalists

Located at 617 Prospect Street (Pancho Villa Street) in El Paso, TX.

Chapel San Elceario   [Virtual Tour]

This chapel is not an actual mission but a military chapel built in 1877.  It has stained glass windows displaying the American flag and the Seal of Texas.

El Paso Mission Trail

The Mission Trail, a history project of the El Paso Community College.  Just follow Soccoro Road and you will find all 3 old missions.  This is great fun.  I have done this myself and have to say, the haunting beauty of these old missions will stay with you forever.  The Tigua Indian Cultural Center is also located on this road and it is a place you must stop to visit and learn about the Tigua Indian Tribe.

Los Portales Museum and Information Center   [Virtual Tour]

Located in Historic San Elizario, the museum displays 400 years of border history.

Mission Socorro   [Virtual Tour]

An absolutely beautiful old Franciscan mission founded in 1682, the present building was constructed in 1840 to replace earlier buildings.

Mission Ysleta  

Claimed to be the second oldest continuous church in the U.S.

Tigua Indian Cultural Center

Tigua Indian Cultural Center on Facebook

[History of the Tigua Indians]

Located at 305 Ya Ya Lane at Socorro Road in El Paso, is a lovely place devoted to the history of the Tigua Indians.  Inside, you will find people making lovely pottery and other crafts which you can purchase along with historical information about the Tigua Indian tribe.

 

Ellis County Ellis County Museum, Inc.

The Ellis County Museum is housed in the historic downtown 1899 Masonic Temple - across the street form the Ellis County Courthouse.  The museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of historical artifacts and other items related to the history of Ellis County.   Located at 201 S. College Street in Waxahachie, TX.

 

Erath County

Dublin Bottling Works

[History]

Home to Old Doc's Soda Shop, this tiny bottling plant has been operating for over 120 years and is the oldest soda bottling facility in the State of Texas.  Visitors are welcome to tour the historic bottling facility and browse the W. P. Kloster Museum.  Located at 105 E. Elm in Dublin, TX.

Dublin Historical Museum

Dublin Historical Museum on Facebook

The primary focus of the Dublin Historical Museum is on preserving, presenting and the promotion of the history of Dublin, Texas.  Exhibits include historical artifacts, documents and photos as well as an exhibit designed to honor Ben Hogan, famed golfer from Dublin.  Located at 116 W. Blackjack Street in Dublin, TX.

Smokestack Restaurant in Thurber

[Smokestack History]

At the turn of the 19th Century, Thurber was a booming coal-mining town.  Today, there are only 5 people left in Thurber and very few buildings.  The Smokestack was once the power plant for the town.  The Smokestack Restaurant is family owned and operated for 41 years.  Located at Exit 367 on I-20 in Thurber, TX.

The Stephenville Historical House Museum

[Photo gallery]

The museum features a complex of a dozen nineteenth century structures furnished with period furnishings and artifacts.  Historical buildings include several log cabins, the John Tarleton ranch house, a rock house, a Victorian house, a blacksmith shop, the chapel and a schoolhouse.  Rental of the Chapel is available for weddings.  Various special events provide living history and demonstrations of early crafts.  Located at  525 East Washington Street in Stephenville, TX.

 

Falls County Falls County Museum

Focused on the history of Falls County, the museum features historical items and memorabilia from early settlers and residents.  Housed in a 1916 structure.  Located at 141 Railroad Street in Marlin, TX. Contact at 254-803-3301.

 

Fannin County Fannin County Museum of History

Housed in the 1900 Texas and Pacific Railway Depot, the museum is primarily focused on the history of Fannin County beginning with the first twelve families who settled here just prior to the Texas Revolution and continuing through the years of Texas as a Republic, the Civil War, the turn of the century and two world wars.  Located at 1 North Main Street in Bonham. TX.

Sam Rayburn Library & Museum

Focused on the history and life of Sam Rayburn with exhibits of photographs, letters, personal memorabilia and other items

800 W. Sam Rayburn Drive

Bonham, TX.

 

Fayette County Fayette Heritage Museum & Archives

The museum features exhibits of historical artifacts and items related to the history of Fayette County.  The museum holds a large archive of historic documents, photographs, books and genealogical materials.  Located at 855 South Jefferson Street in La Grange, TX.

N. W. Faison House and Museum

[History] [Photo Tour]

The historic Faison Home is believed to have been built in the 1840s.  Home to Nathaniel Faison, a member of the Dawson expedition against Mexico, the house remained in the family until 1961.  The house has been restored and is maintained by the Faison Preservation Society.  Visitors are welcome to tour the house.  Contact for hours or appointment.   979-968-5756.  Located at 822 South Jefferson Street in La Grange, TX.

Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center

[History]

Focused on the history, heritage and culture of the Czech people, the center was located in Fayette County because of the large number of Czech immigrants who settled here.  The museum features a Czech Village complete with many historical houses and buildings along with exhibits and artifacts related to the Czech heritage.  A Czech genealogy library is located on the grounds where visitors can search for their Czech roots.  Located at 250 Fairgrounds Road in La Grange, TX.

Winedale   [History of Winedale]

Located in Round Top, Texas.

 

Fisher County

Fisher County Pioneer Museum

A small museum devoted to the history of Fisher County.  Located on the west side of the Courthouse in Roby, TX.

 

Fort Bend County

DeWalt Heritage Center

[History]  [Map of the location]

The Dew Plantation House will be an interactive museum focused on the local history of Missouri City and surrounding area.  Currently, tours of the original plantation house are available to school field trips.  Located in Kitty Hollow Park in Missouri City, TX.

Fort Bend Museum

Visitors to the Fort Bend Museum will step back in time and experience life on the Brazos River and learn about the history of Fort Bend, Texas.  Exhibits will guide visitors through history from the time of Stephen F. Austin's Colony in 1822 through WWII in 1945.  Located on the property is one of the oldest buildings in Richmond - the Long-Smith Cottage, home to Jane Long who was known as the "Mother of Texas".  The John M. Moore Home built in 1883 is also available for tours.  Located at 500 Houston Street in downtown Richmond, TX.

George Ranch Living History Historical Park

The living history museum tracks four generations of a family, revealing over one hundred years of Texas history.  Visitors will tour historic homes, see demonstrations of blacksmithing and cattle working.  Located at 10215 FM 762 in Richmond, TX.

Rosenberg Railroad Museum

Housed inside a reproduction of the Rosenberg Santa Fe Railroad Depot, the museum features exhibits and artifacts related to the railroad history of Rosenberg and the impact of the railroad on the growth of the area.  The Old City Jail is also located on the grounds of the museum.  Located at 1921 Avenue F in Rosenberg, TX.

 

Franklin County The Alamo Mission Museum

The museum features Texas history.  During special events, visitors will enjoy living history demonstrations.  Located at 1714 County Road 4105 SE in Mt. Vernon, TX.

Franklin County Arts

Housed inside the historic Majors-Parchman House, the Franklin County Historical Association has a collection of art created mostly by Franklin County residents of the past.  Located at 701 S. Kaufman Street in Mount Vernon, TX.

Franklin County Genealogy Society

Housed inside the historic Parchman-Meredith Store built in 1894, the society houses exhibits related to the history of Franklin County, holds a regional archives and assists visitors with family research.  Located at 110 East Main Street on the Square in Mt. Vernon, TX,

 

Freestone County Freestone County Museum

Located at 02 East Main Street in Fairfield, TX.

 

Frio County

Frio Pioneer Jail Museum

[History of Pearsall]

The historic 1984 jailhouse is the oldest building in Pearsall, Texas.  Today, the 2 story jailhouse is home to the a museum featuring artifacts and items used by early pioneers and Native Americans who lived in the area.  Located at 410 E. Pecan Street in Pearsall, TX.

 

Gaines County

The Seminole Museum  (PDF File)

Featuring exhibits and artifacts focused on the history of Gaines County, Texas, the museum houses collections of pre-Aztec items, early typewriters, historic photographs, barbed wire, kachina dolls and vintage photo equipment.  Locate at 700 Hobbs Highway in Seminole, TX.

 

Galveston County

 

Moody Mansion in Galveston, Texas

Moody Mansion

Galveston, TX

 

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum in Galveston, Texas

Ocean Star

Offshore Drilling Rig

and Museum

Galveston, TX

 

The Elissa, 1877 ship in Galveston, Texas

The Elissa

Texas Seaport Museum

Galveston, TX

Bishop's Palace

The Bishop's Palace (Gresham House) was built in 1892 for Colonel Walter Gresham, a founder of the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroad and Texas legislator.  The beautiful Victorian home has been well preserved and is open for guided and self-guided tours.  Bishop's Palace is also available for rental for weddings and events.  Located at 1402 Broadway in Galveston, TX.

Galveston County Historical Museum  (Closed due to hurricane damage, the museum may not ever reopen.)

Housed in the grand 1921 City National Bank building, the museum preserves and promotes the heritage and history of Galveston County.  Located at 2219 Market Street in Galveston, Texas.

Great Storm Theater

Shown in the Pier 21 Theater, the movie documents the 1900 hurricane in Galveston which killed more than 6000 people and is considered the deadliest natural disaster in the history of the United States.  Located at Harborside Drive and 21st Street, 2nd Floor.

Michel B. Menard House

The Michel B Menard House is Galveston's oldest surviving residential dwelling.  Built in 1838, the Greek Revival Style home still holds furniture and furnishings dating from the 1800-1850 time period.  The house has been lovingly restored and is operated as a museum and may be rented for special events and weddings.  Located at 1604 33rd Street in Galveston, TX.

Moody Mansion  [Photo Gallery]

Built in 1895, this splendid 4 story mansion has over 28,000 square feet and features beautifully decorated room.  Once the home to the Moody family, a powerful Texas family who established charitable foundations and brought much to the Galveston Island they loved.  The home remained in the Moody family until 1986 and is today still filled with furnishings and personal affects of the Moody family.  Guided tours are featured daily and begin in the garage where visitors will delight in antique automobiles and memorabilia.  The mansion is also available for rentals.  Located at 2618 Broadway in Galveston, TX.

Ocean Star Offshore Energy Center

The Ocean Star is an offshore drilling rig and museum.  The Ocean Star was first used in 1967 and serves today as a learning tool, allowing visitors to experience a little of what it is like on an offshore drilling rig and how it all works.  Located at Pier 19, Harborside Drive at 20th Street on Galveston Island.

Texas Seaport Museum - Home of Elissa

Learn about the seaport commerce and immigration in Galveston, Texas, often referred to as "The Ellis Island of the West".  Visitors will have access to a database containing the names of over 133,000 immigrants who entered the US in the seaport of Galveston.  Walk aboard the Elissa, the 1877 ship which still floats in the harbor and has been restored to all her former beauty.  Harbor tours are also offered daily.  Located at Pier 21, Number 8 in Galveston, TX.

 

Garza County Garza County Heritage House

The museum is housed inside a 1911 structure originally used as a boarding house for the nurses who worked in the nearby hospital.  The Heritage House has been restored and is the headquarters for the Caprock Cultural Association.  Heritage House is available for rental for special events.  Located at 109 North Avenue N. in Post, TX.

Garza County Historical Museum

House in the former Post Sanitarium, the museum is devoted to the history of Garza County, Texas.  Located at 119 North Avenue N in Post, TX.

OS Ranch & Museum

The OS Ranch was established ca 1884 by the Long brothers.  Today the ranch is still active and draws visitors to see the Native American drawings and fossil sites on the ranch along with the Steer Roping and Western and Cowboys art collection.  The Museum is housed in the former offices of the Land and Cattle Company built in 1911 by C. W. Post at 127 East Main Street in Post, TX.

 

Gillespie County

Harper Pioneer Museum

Featuring exhibits of artifacts related to the history of Harper, Texas and the surrounding area, the Harper Pioneer Museum is located on Pioneer Park Street in Harper, TX.

National Museum of the Pacific War

Focus is on the history and lessons learned from the Pacific-Asiatic Theater of Operations during WWII.  Located at 340 East Main Street in Fredericksburg, TX.

Pioneer Museum

Operated by the Gillespie County Historical Society, the Pioneer Museum is a complex of "real life" early Texas structures situated on 3 acres.  Located at 325 West Main Street in Fredericksburg, TX.

 

Goliad County Presidio La Bahia

Established in 1749, the Presidio La Bahia has been owned by the Catholic Church since 1853.  The fort was restored and rebuilt to it's 1836 appearance in the 1960s.  Today the chapel is still used as a community church and visitors may tour the grounds and chapel and visit the Presidio Museum which holds historical artifacts and exhibits related to the history of the colonization of this part of what today is the great state of Texas.  Special events feature living history with a two day reenactment of the battle of Coleto Creek and the execution of Colonel James W. Fannin and his troops.  Located 1 mile south of Goliad.

 

Gonzales County

Branches House and Sam Houston Oak

The plantation house was built in the 1840s and was considered the social center for Gonzales, becoming a stop for wagon trains, stages and mail.  Visitors will hear stories of what life was like in the 1800s in Texas.  Located 8 miles East of Gonzales on Highway 90-A at County Road 361.

Pioneer Village Living History Center

More about the Pioneer Village

Take a step back in time as you visit a village comprised of 1800s and 1900s houses and structures from around Gonzales County.  Private tours are offered for schools, churches, senior groups and others.  The tours are led by docent guides and visitors will enjoy living history demonstrations.  Located 1/2 mile North of town on Highway 183 in Gonzales, TX..

Texas History Museum District

This area of Texas has been official named by the City of Gonzales and the Texas State legislature as the Texas History Museum District.  The area is public lands between the historic avenues of Saint Lawrence Avenue and Saint Louis Avenue, reaching from High 183 (Water Street) to Highway 90-A.  This area features many historic homes and museums.  They include:

  • Gonzales Memorial Museum

    Devoted to the Centennial of Texas independence, the museum is filled with many artifacts and items that were used over the years and helped shape Gonzales and Texas.  Located at 414 Smith Street in the Texas History Museum District in Gonzales, TX.

  • Eggleston House Museum

    The Eggleston House was built in 1845.  Today, it is operated a a museum and features period furniture and a recording that tells it's history.  Located at 414 Smith Street in the Texas History Museum District in Gonzales, TX.

  • Old Jail Museum

    Built in 1887, the Old Jail Museum has two floors.  The lower floor at one time held the sheriff's office and living quarters for the sheriff / jailer.  Today, the lower floor features displays of articles taken from prisoners and information about past sheriffs and law enforcement officers.  The upper floor holds the jail cells and gallows from the 1800s.  Located at 414 St. Lawrence Street in the Texas History Museum District in Gonzales, TX.

  • J B Wells House Museum

    The historic house is operated by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and features 15 rooms of original furnishings. Open for tours.  Located at 826 Mitchell Street in the Texas History Museum District in Gonzales, TX.

Texas Jr. High and High School Rodeo Museum

Located at 101 St. Lawrence Street in Gonzales, TX.

 

Gray County

Freedom Museum USA

Featuring a large collection of military memorabilia, the museum is housed inside an old water pumping station built in 1939.  The museum commemorates and honors the many brave men and women who have served and sacrificed so that the people of the USA may be free.  Located at 600 N. Hobart in Pampa, TX.

White Deer Land Museum on Facebook

The museum is housed in three buildings,  one being the White Deer land Company office.  Exhibits feature antique furniture and historical items from early Pampa and the Gray County area.  The Red River War is one of the primary exhibits.  Located at 116 S. Cuyler Street in Pampa, TX.

 

Grayson County

Frontier Village

The village features a complex of historical buildings including the 1855 Cold Springs Schoolhouse, the 1842 Bradley-Bodkin Cabin, the 1850s Bass House, the 1866 Fitzgerald House and several more.  Located at inside Loy Lake Park at Highway 75 South and Loy Lake Road in Denison, TX.

Red River Railroad Museum

[Museum Tour]

Housed inside the historic Katy Train Depot, the museum features thousands of railroad artifacts, photos, maps and other railroad memorabilia.  Located at 101 East main Street, Suite 145 in Denison, TX.

Sherman Jazz Museum

Primary focus is on the the education of folks about jazz music and to preserve this American musical art form.  Collections are housed in the 1824 Landmark building and includes everything jazz such as videos, LPs, videos, playback machines and jazz memorabilia.  Located at 201 E. Lamar in Sherman, TX.

The Sherman Museum

The primary focus of the Sherman Museum is to collect, preserve and interpret cultural and historical items related to the history of Grayson County and the local Red River area of Texas.  Previously known as the Red River Historical  Museum.  Located at 301 South Walnut in Sherman, TX.

 

Gregg County

East Texas Oil Museum

The museum features exhibits and artifacts recreating the discovery of oil and the 1930s production from the largest oil field inside U.S. boundaries.  Located on the campus of Kilgore College at Hwy. 259 at Ross in Kilgore, TX.

Gregg County Historical Museum

Housed inside the historic 1910 Everett Building, the Gregg County Historical Museum is devoted to the collection, preservation and display of artifacts and items related to the history of Gregg County, Texas.  Collections include the Caddo Indian Collection and an extensive military collection.  Located at 214 North Fredonia in Longview, TX.

 

Grimes County

Blues & History Museum

The museum features artifacts and exhibits about local famed blues songster Mance Lipscomb and other area blues greats.  Located inside Navasota Blues Alley at 129 East Washington Avenue in Navasota, TX.

 

Guadalupe County The Seguin and Guadalupe County Heritage Museum

Seguin Heritage Museum on Facebook

[Artifacts]  [Old Photos]

Housed inside the historical 1898 building which was the former Red and White Grocery Store, the museum is focused on the collection and preservation of historic artifacts and items related to the history of South Central Texas.  Located at 114 N. River in Seguin, TX.

 

Hale County Hale County Farm and Ranch Historical Museum

Focus is on vintage farm equipment and horse drawn farm machinery in the Hale County Farm and Ranch Historical Museum.  The museum is a complex of historical buildings including the 1910 Santa Fe Depot where visitors will find over 20 restored engines.  Located at 1434 I 27 in Hale Center, TX.

 

Hall County

Hall County Museum

The Hall County Museum is housed inside the former First National Bank Building.  The museum features exhibits of old photographs, old annuals, doctor certificates, medical doctor equipment and vintage items related to the history of Hall County and the surrounding area.  Located at the intersection of Sixth and Main Streets in Memphis, TX.

 

Hamilton County

Hamilton Jail Museum

The historic Hamilton County Jail was built in 1938 and houses the main collection of the Hamilton County Historical Museum.  The old Fire Station next door also holds some antique fire trucks The Old Jail Museum is located at 115 West Henry Street in Hamilton, TX.

 

Hansford County Stationmaster's House Museum

Located at 30 South Townsend in Spearman, TX.

 

Hardeman County Downtown Medicine Mound

A Texas Ghost Town..... the Downtown Medicine Mound Preservation Society is asking for help in restoring the old Cole building which once served as the town meeting place and housed the town's drug store, gas station, bank and post office.

 

Harris County Baytown Historical Museum

Focus of the museum is on the local and pioneer history of Baytown, Texas.  Located at 220 West Defee Street in Baytown, TX.

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

Buffalo Soldier National Museum on Facebook

[Brief History]

Visitors will learn about Fort Craig and the Civil War through artifacts and photos.  Special emphasis is on the buffalo soldiers (African American Soldiers).  Located at 3816 Caroline Street in Houston, TX.

The Fire Museum of Houston

Features antique fire equipment, pumpers and vehicles.  Guided tours are offered for groups by appointment.  Contact 713-524-2526.  Located at 2403 Milam Street in Houston, TX.

The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park

Beautiful Sam Houston Park is located in the hear of downtown Houston and features ten historic structures.  Historical structures in the park include:

  • Kellum-Noble House - Built in 1847, the house is the oldest surviving masonry house in Houston on it's original site.

  • Nichols-Rice-Cherry House - An 1850 Greek Revival house.

  • San Felipe Cottage - Built in 1868, San Felipe Cottage is a primary example of the type of home occupied by the German population of the late 19th century.  Moved to the park in 1972.

  • Pilot House - The Victorian style house was built in 1868 by Eugene Pilot.

  • St. John Church - An 1891 Evangelical Lutheran Church built by German farmers.  Moved from Mangum Road to Sam Houston Park in 1968.  The Church still has original handmade cypress pews inside.

  • The Old Place - Built in 1823, The Old Place was moved from the banks of Clear Creek to the park in 1973 and is an example of early Texas frontier architecture.

  • Staiti House - The 17 room house was built in 1905 in the Westmoreland Addition.  Moved to the park in 1986.

  • 4th Ward Cottage - Known as the oldest documented "working man house" in Houston, the house dates at least to 1866 and was occupied by the Charles Englehard family.

  • Baker Family Playhouse - Built in 1893 as a playhouse, for the Captain James A. Baker family and used by 4 generations.  Moved to the park in 2010.

Sam Houston Park and the museum are open to the public but guided tours of the historical structures in Sam Houston Park must be arranged with the Heritage Society.  All tours begin at the Tour Office located in the Museum.  There is a library and archives available by appointment only.  Contact 713-655-1912.  Sam Houston Park is located in downtown Houston at 1000 Bagby Street.

The Heritage Society Museum

The museum features exhibits and displays of historical artifacts, photographs and items related to the history of the Houston region.  Exhibits include a reproduction of the 1878 Duncan Store from Egypt, Texas.  Located in Sam Houston Park at the corner of Bagby and Lamar Streets in Houston, TX.

Holocaust Museum Houston

Located at 5401 Caroline Street in Houston, TX.

Houston Railroad Museum

The museum houses a large collection of railroad locomotives, railroad cars and artifacts.  A research library is also on the premises.  Located at 7390 Mesa Drive in Houston, TX.

Houston Space Center

The Houston Space Center is the official visitors center of NASA'S  Johnson Space Center.  Learn about space travel history, view artifacts from space missions and learn about the future space programs.  Located at 1601 NASA Parkway in Houston, TX.

The Humble Museum

The museum features artifacts related to the heritage of Humble and the surrounding area of Texas.  Located at 219 Main Street in Humble, TX.

National United States Armed Forces Museum

Devoted to the education of visitors and deepening the awareness of those citizens of the State of Texas who served in any branch of the armed forces.  The museum features historical artifacts, documents and historical research focused on these goals.  Located at 8611 Wallisville Road in Houston, TX.

Pasadena Heritage Park and Museum

Maintained by the Pasadena Historical Society, Pasadena Heritage Park is home to the historic homes of the Pomeroy and Parks families (first settlers of the area).  Free guided tours are offered.  Exhibits include antique furnishings, clothing and antiques from the 1900s era.  Located at 204 Main in Pasadena, TX.

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

[History]  [San Jacinto Monument]  [San Jacinto Museum of History]

The San Jacinto Battleground is the where the famous battle for Texas Independence occurred.  Covering over 1200 acres, the state historic site features the 567.31 foot high San Jacinto monument dedicated to the history of the Battle of San Jacinto and Battleship Texas.  Visitors may ride an elevator to the observation floor of the monument which is 489 feet above the famous Texas Battleground.  The San Jacinto Museum of History is located at the base of the San Jacinto Monument and holds historical artifacts, documents and books chronicling over 400 years of Texas history.  Located at 3523 Independence Parkway South in LaPorte, TX.

Sylvan Beach Depot Museum and Library

Located at 604 Park in La Porte, TX.

 

Harrison County Harrison County Historical Museum

[Research Library]

Located at 117 East Bowie Street in Marshall, TX.

Michelson Museum of Art

The primary focus of the museum is on the artworks of Russian-American artist Leo Michelson.  Other important art collections have been added to the museum.  Located at 216 North Bolivar Street in Marshall, TX.

Texas and Pacific Railway Museum

Located in the Ginocchio Historic District of Marshall, this railroad depot was built in 1912.  Now serving as a museum, they offer interpretive tours to guide you through this important part of Marshall's history.  The depot is now also operating as an Amtrak Station.  Located at 800 North Washington Street in Washington, TX.

 

Hays County

Calaboose African American History Museum

Housed in the first county jail for Hays County built in 1873, the museum holds historical artifacts, memorabilia and memories related to the African American past of the city of San Marcos.  Located at 200 West Martin Luther King Drive in San Marcos, TX.

Charles S. Cock House

The historic house was built in 1867, making it the oldest remaining residential building in San Marcos.  Currently it is home to the Cottage Kitchen.  Located at 400 E. Hopkins Street in San Marcos, TX.

LBJ Museum of San Marcos

Devoted to the life and times of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.  Located at 131 N. Guadalupe Street in San Marcos, TX.

Merriman Cabin

The historical log cabin was built in 1846 by Dr. Eli T. Merriman, first physician of the San Marcos area.  Originally located on the south bank of the San Marcos River, the cabin is the second oldest home in San Marcos.  Today, it is located at C M Allen Parkway and East Hopkins in San Marcos, TX.

Pioneer Museum of Western Art

Located at 333 Wayside Drive in Wimberley, TX.

 

Hemphill County

River Valley Pioneer Museum

Focused on the historic interpretation of the settlement of the eastern Texas Panhandle, the museum features exhibits related to ranching, the railroad, rodeoing, the oil industry and more.  Located at 118 N. 2nd in Canadian, TX.

 

Henderson County

Henderson County Historical Museum

Housed in the historic 1896 Faulk-Gauntt Building, the museum features exhibits related to the history of Athens, Texas and Henderson County.  Located at 217 N. Prairieville, Street in Athens, TX.

 

Hidalgo County

Donna Hooks Fletcher Historical Museum on Facebook

The local history museum and art gallery is located in the historic Donna News Building at 129 S. 8th Street in Donna, TX.

Mission Historical Museum

Visitors to the Mission Historical Museum will lean about the history of Mission, Texas through historical artifacts, and old photographs.  The museum is located inside the 1939 John Shary Building located at 900 Doherty Avenue in Mission, TX.

Museum of South Texas History

[Photo Gallery]

Visitors to the Museum of South Texas History will explore and learn about the history of the Rio Grande Valley between South Texas and Northeastern Mexico.  Exhibits of historic artifacts and displays tell the story of days gone by in South Texas.  The 1910 Old Hidalgo County Jail is located on the premises and features exhibits as well.  Located at 200 N. Closner Blvd. in Edinburg, TX.

 

Hill County

Cell Block Museum

The old Hill County Jail was built in 1893 and served as the jailhouse for Hill County for a century.  Today the jailhouse houses the Cell Block Museum which is open seasonally.  Located one block north of the Hill County Courthouse in Hillsboro, TX.

The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country

[Photo Galleries]

The museum features Native American artifacts, early pioneer history, antique farm machinery and exhibits about the history of Canyon Dam.  Also located at the site, are the famous Glen Rose Texas Dinosaur Tracks.  Located at 4831 FM 2673 in Canyon Lake, TX.

The Texas Heritage Museum at Hill College

Located at 112 Lamar Drive on the Hill College Campus in Hillsboro, TX.

 

Hood County

Hood County Museum

Features a museum with historical artifacts and antique items related to the history of Hood County, Texas.  The old jail is part of the museum.  Visitors will view the old jail cells and the gallows.  Located at 208 North Crockett Street in Granbury, TX.

 

Hopkins County

The Hopkins County Museum and Heritage Park

The 1910 George H. Wilson house is the home to the Hopkins County Musuem.  Collections include Civil War memorabilia, Caddo Indian relics, women's antique clothing, a collection of dolls, and miniatures.  The Heritage Park features 11 acres of historical buildings from Hopkins County which have been moved to the park for restoration and preservation.  Take a step back in time and see what Texas was like at the turn of the century.  Located at 416 North Jackson Street in Sulphur Springs, TX.

 

Houston County Crockett Depot and Museum

A 1909 Railroad Depot which is today known as the Houston County History Visitor's Center and Museum.  View exhibits depicting the history of this historic area in Texas.  Located at 303 South First in Crockett, TX.

Mission Tejas State Historical Park

Visitors to this 365 acre park can tour a representation of the Mission San Francisco de los Tejas, the first Spanish mission in Texas.  The Rice log cabin is also located here.  Built in 1878, the cabin is one of the oldest structures to survive in this area. Located at 120 State Park Road in Grapeland, TX.

 

Howard County

Hangar 25 Air Museum

[Virtual Tour]  [History and Historic Images]

Housed inside a fully restored WWII Era Hangar, the Hangar 25 Air Museum is focused on the collection, preservation and exhibition of the history of the Big Spring Air Force Bombardier School and Webb Air Force Base.  Exhibits educate visitor about the history of the city of Big Spring and the military traditions which have played a large role in the heritage of the area.  Located at 1911 Apron Drive in Big Spring, TX.

Heritage Museum of Big Spring

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The museum is devoted to collecting, preserving and exhibition of historical artifacts and items related to the history of the Big Spring and West Texas area.  Located at 510 Scurry in Big Spring, TX.

 

Hunt County

Audie Murphy / American Cotton Museum

The museum is focused primarily on the history of Hunt County, Texas, the cotton industry and Hunt County military heroes - in particular Audie Murphy.  Visitors will explore exhibits which tell the story of the cotton era, visit the military Hall of Heroes and tour the Ende-Gillard House which is the oldest standing house in Greenville.  Located at 600 Interstate 30 Frontage Road in Greenville TX.

Greenville Railroad Museum

Housed inside the old 1896 Katy Depot, the museum features railroad artifacts and a Lionel model train display.  A hobby shop is also on the premises.  Located at 3102 Lee Street in Greenville, TX.

 

Hutchinson County Hutchinson County Historical Museum

Focus is on the collection, preservation and interpretation of the heritage of Hutchinson County with emphasis on the oil field and story of boomtown 1920-1930.  Located at 618 North Main in Borger, TX.

 

Irion County

Irion County Museum

Located at the intersection of West Fayette and 1st Streets in Mertzon, TX.

 

Jack County

Jack County Museum

The museum is housed inside the 1882 Stanley Cooper home, one of the oldest houses in Jack County and is devoted to the collection and preservation of Jack County history.  Located at 241 Belknap in Jacksboro, TX.

 

Jackson County

Texana Museum & Library Association

The Texana Museum features exhibits and information about the Karankawa Indiana and the La Salle Expedition along with much about the history of Jackson County, TX.  Located at 403 N. Wells in Edna, TX.

 

Jasper County

Jasper County Historical Museum

Jasper County Historical Museum on Facebook

[History of Jasper]  [Exhibits]

The museum features exhibits and historical artifacts related to the history of Jasper County and early Texas.  Contact: 409-384-6666. Located at 165 Main Street at Lamar in Jasper, TX.

 

Jefferson County Chambers House

[Photos of the Chambers Historical House Museum

[Chambers House Museum on Facebook]

This lovely historical home in the Oaks Historic District was built in 1906.  In 1914, the house became a home to the Chambers family.  The home remained in the Chambers family and was virtually never changed.  Filled with original furnishings and decorative items, the home is being conserved.  Visitors will delight in the feeling of stepping back in time to the turn of the twentieth century in Beaumont, Texas.  Operated by the Beaumont Heritage Society and located at 2240 Calder Avenue in Beaumont, TX.

Clifton Steamboat Museum Complex on Facebook

The museum features "Heroes... Past, Present, and Future."  Exhibits honor military and civilian heroes and includes bronze sculptures, frontier paintings and art exhibits created by Native American and famous artists.  Located at 8727 Fannett Road in Beaumont, TX.

Edison Museum

Housed inside the historic Travis Street Substation Building, the museum is devoted to the history of Thomas Alva Edison and his inventions.  Located at 350 Pine Street in Beaumont, TX.

Fire Museum of Texas

Visitors will find a vast collection of antique fire engines and firefighting equipment and learn about the history of fire fighting.  The Fire Museum is housed in the historic Central Fire Headquarters Station located at 400 Walnut Street in downtown Beaumont, TX.

John Jay French Museum

[John Jay French Museum on Facebook]

Housed inside the oldest house in Beaumont, Texas which has been restored to it's original state, the Museum demonstrates the life of Texas pioneer John Jay French and his family during the period of 1845-1865.  The historic pioneer settlement built by John Jay French, tanner and merchant, features antique furnishings, clothing and household utensils which would have been used by early Texas pioneers.  Included on the grounds, are a blacksmith shop, tannery, privy and smokehouse.  Located at 3025 French Road in Beaumont, TX.

McFaddin - Ward House

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Beautiful Beaux Arts colonial mansion built in 1906 by Texas oil family. 12,500 square feet of space with sweeping porches, fine furnishings and valuable antiques. Spacious lawns and flower beds surround the three-floor home. Home’s original furnishings on display. Check the website for special events and docent guided tours. Located at 1906 Calder Avenue in Beaumont, TX. (409)832-2134.

Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum

[Spindletop Oil Field History]

Learn about the great Spindletop, an oil gusher that changed history.  Visitors will learn about the history of the oil fields and the boom town which sprang up in the area.  Located at 5550 University Drive in Beaumont, TX.

Texas Energy Museum

[Virtual Tour]  [Historical Photos]

The museum gives visitors to explore and learn about the oil industry and it's beginnings in Texas.  Located at 600 Main Street in Beaumont, TX.

 

Karnes County Karnes County Museum

The Karnes County Museum is housed inside the old Helena courthouse.  Filled with antique trail, ranch and home artifacts, tools and implements, the museum provides early courtroom and schoolroom settings.  Located at the junction of State Highway 80 and FM 81 in Helena, TX.

 

Kaufman County British Flying Training School Museum

During WWII, Terrell was home to the largest British Pilot Schools in the US.  Today, the museum features hundreds of historical artifacts and items including training materials, uniforms and WWII memorabilia.  Located at 119 Silent Wings Blvd. in Terrell.

Spellman Museum of Forney History

The museum is named for the Spellman family of Forney, who donated many items to the museum.  The Spellman Museum of Forney History features historical artifacts related to the history of Forney and the people who live there.  Items include historical photographs, household items, WWII items and more.  Located on the second floor of the Forney City Hall building at 101 S. Main Street in Forney, TX.

Terrell Heritage Society Museum

Housed in the historical Carnegie Library Building, the museum features antiques and artifacts related to the history of Terrell.  Located at 207 N. Frances Street in Terrell, TX.

 

Kendall County

Agricultural Heritage Museum

[Take a Tour]

The museum includes a main museum building as well as a blacksmith shop, woodworking shop, pioneer house, wagon house and outdoor exhibits spread out over five acres in Boerne City Park.  Exhibits include antique farm machinery and implements.  Living history demonstrations in the blacksmith shop are featured on weekends.  Located at the corner of Texas Highway 46 and City Park Road in Boerne City Park, Boerne, TX.

Enchanted Springs Ranch

[Photos]

The 86 acre working ranch is home to Texas longhorns, horses, buffalo, deer, zebras and other exotic animals.  Keeping Texas Hill Country history alive, the ranch is a place for special events, tourists and has been used in many films.  Located at 242 Texas State Highway 46 West in Boerne, TX.

 

Kenedy County Kenedy Ranch Museum

[The Kenedy Family]

The museum features exhibits related to the history of Mifflin Kenedy, his family and the history of the untamed land known as the Wild Horse Desert.  Visitors will learn about the history of South Texas and the role in that history played by three generations of the Kenedy family.  Located at 200 East La Parra Avenue in Sarita, TX.

 

Kerr County Kerr Arts and Cultural Center

Focused on promoting local artists through exhibits, education and programs.  The center also features collectible items on exhibit and available for purchase.  Located at 228 Earl Garrett Street in Kerrville, TX.

Schreiner Mansion

[History]  [Photo Gallery]

The historic Schreiner Mansion was built in phases beginning in 1879 and completed in 1897.  The home is filled with period furnishings, depicting affluent living in the early days of Hill Country.  Located at 226 Earl Garrett Street in downtown Kerville, TX.

 

Kimble County Kimble County Historical Museum

Operated by the Kimble County Historical Commission, the museum holds collections of Indian relics, WWI and WWII memorabilia and other historical artifacts related to the history of Kimble County.  The facility also features a research library for visitors interested in genealogical research.  Located at 101 N. 4th Street in Junction, TX.

 

Kinney County Kinney County Heritage Museum

Housed inside a former 1885 general store and residence, the museum features artifacts and exhibits related to the history of Bracketville and Kinney County.  Located at the corner of James and Riordan Streets in Bracketville, TX.

 

Knox County Brazos Museum and Cultural Center

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The museum olds exhibits and items related to the history of Knox County.  Located at 200 E. Hays (Hwy 82) in Benjamin, TX.

 

La Salle County Brush Country Museum

Housed inside a one-room schoolhouse where Lyndon Baines Johnson taught, the museum holds historic photos, artifacts and memorabilia related to the history of Cotulla and La Salle County.  Located at 201 S. Stewart Street in Cotulla, TX.

 

Lamb County Duggan House Museum

Focus is on the history of Littlefield and Lamb County.  The Duggan House holds artifacts and furnishings of days gone by.  Call for appointment: 806-385-9001.  Located at 520 E. Waylon Jennings Blvd. in Littlefield, TX.

 

Lampasas County Lampasas County Museum

Keystone Square Museum on Facebook

[Exhibits & Old Photos of Lampasas]

The museum is focused on the history of the Lampasas County area.  Also known as the Keystone Square Museum.  Located at 303 South Western Avenue in Lampasas, TX.

 

Lavaca County Lavaca County Historical Museum

Featuring historic artifacts, photographs and furnishings in an old home, the museum is located a  few blocks form the town square at 413 North Main Street in Halletsville, TX.

 

Lee County New Dime Box Czech Heritage Museum

This small museum features displays of old photographs, antique clothing, tools, and memorabilia from the Czech settlement of this area.  Located on County Road 141 just north of Giddings.

Texas Wendish Heritage Museum

Featuring a complex of buildings, exhibits are focused on the history and culture of the Wends who began arriving in Texas in 1849.  There are two log buildings, the Peter Building, the St. Paul Building, and a new facility with displays interpreting the history of the Wends.  Located near the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin, TX.

 

Leon County Jewett Historical Museum

Located at 103 N. Robinson Avenue in Jewett, TX.

 

Liberty County

Cleveland Historical Museum

Located at 203 E. Boothe Street in Cleveland, TX.

 

Limestone County Limestone County Historical Society Museum

The museums features collections of historical artifacts and items donated by Limestone County residents.  Located on the second floor of the Houston Memorial Library at

Old Fort Parker

[History]  [Photos]

This historical Fort is known for the Indian attack which occurred here on May 19, 1836 when 5 captives were taken by the Indians.  The captives included Cynthia Ann Parker who grew up with the Comanche and gave birth to Comanche Warrior Chief Quanah Parker.  The fort is located at 866 Park Road 35 in Groesbeck, TX.

 

Lipscomb County Wolfe Creek Heritage Museum

[Slide Show of the Museum]

The primary focus of the museum is focused on the collection and preservation artifacts and history ranging from the early settlers of Lipscomb County through present time.  Located at 13310 Highway 305 in Lipscomb, TX.

 

Live Oak Grace Armantrout Museum

[History]   [Photos]

This museum features the Grace Armantrout collections of historical items relative to George West and Live Oak County history.  Located at 1961 U.S. 281 in George West, TX.

 

Llano County Llano County Museum

Llano County Museum on Facebook

Housed inside the historical Bruhl Drugstore, the museum is focused on the history of Llano County.  Located at 310 Bessemer Avenue in Llano, TX.

 

Lubbock County American Museum of Agriculture

The museum features antique farm machinery, agricultural tools and implements, household items and other relics related to the agricultural history of America.  Located at 1121 Canyon Lake Drive in Lubbock, TX.

American Wind Power Center

Devoted to the history of the American style of water pumping windmills, the museum is located at 1701 Canyon Lake Drive in Lubbock, TX.

Buddy Holly Center

[History]

Housed inside a historical train depot, the museum is filled with exhibits promoting the legacy of Buddy Holly and the music of Lubbock and West Texas.  Located at 1801 Crickets Avenue in Lubbock, TX.

Lubbock Lake Landmark

This ancient valley provides a vast amount of history back to thousands of years ago.  Archaeological digs have uncovered many historically significant items and they are still being uncovered toady.  Visitors can view ancient relics and learn about some of the earliest residents who roamed the ancient valley were Lubbock Lake is located.  The museum is located at 2401 Landmark Drive in Lubbock, TX.

National Ranching Heritage Center

The museum and historical park is dedicated to the preservation of the history of ranching, pioneer life and the livestock industry in North America.  Located on the campus of Texas Tech University at 3121 Fourth Street in Lubbock, TX.

Silent Wings Museum

[History]

The museum is focused on gliders and glider pilots.  Located two blocks east of I-27 off of exit 9 in Lubbock, TX..

 

McClennan County

Texas Rangers Archives & Museum

[The Research Center]   [Texas Rangers History Timeline]

[Texas Rangers Historical Account]

Displays artifacts and historical information about the famous Texas Rangers.  The Texas Rangers Research Center can help you with genealogy and tell you how to locate information about your Texas Ranger ancestor.

 

McMullen County

McMullen County Historical Museum and Archives

 

Midland County

American Airpower Heritage Museum

Focus is on the story of WWII military aviation and it's role in history.  Located at 9600 Wright Drive in Midland, TX.

George W. Bush Childhood Home

Focused on the life and times of two great presidents and two first ladies. Learn about the history of the Bush family and the childhood of George W. Bush in Midland, TX.  Located at 1412 West Ohio Avenue in Midland, TX.

Midland County Historical Museum

The museum features historic artifacts related to the history of Midland.  The collections include photos, saddles, cattle brands, rodeo memorabilia and early Midland newspapers, obituary files and genealogies of early families.  Located at 301 W. Missouri in Midland, TX.

Museum of the Southwest

The Museum of the Southwest is devoted to the discovery, interaction and exploration of art, science, culture and history.  Located at 1705 W. Missouri Avenue in Midland, TX.

The Petroleum Museum

Focused on the history of the petroleum industry and it's impact on the cultural history of man in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico.  Visitors will also find the western artwork of Tom Lovell on display here.  Located at 1500 Interstate 20 West (Exit 136).

 

Milam County Milam County Museum

Housed inside a historical building which served as the Milam County Jail up until 1978, the museum and it's annex built to hold the expanding exhibits is filled with historical artifacts related to the history of Milam County.  The jail still maintains the cells, shackles and gallows tower and is furnished much as it was when being used as a jail.  Located at 201 E. Main Street in Cameron, TX.

 

Mills County Mills County Historical Museum

The museum is located in the old two story Palmer Building.  Several local citizens saw the need to preserve the history of Mills County, TX for the future generations.  They feature a 1906 Cadillac, the first automobile registered in Mills County.  The Railroad was the reason Goldthwaite was established as the County seat and the museum has a very nice display of railroad items, old dental office, veterans display, school room, farm room, natural history area, lots of old pictures and many more items of days gone by.  The museum was remodeled several years ago and is a very nice place to visit.  Located at 1119 Fisher Street in Goldthwaite, TX.

 

Montague County

The Stonewall Saloon Museum

[History]  [Photo Gallery]

Built in 1873, the Stonewall Saloon was the first permanent structure to be built in Saint Jo.  It became a popular watering hole for cowboys on the Chisholm Trail.  Today the saloon is operated as a museum and is open to visitors.  Located in historic downtown Saint Jo, Texas on the town square at 100 Main Street.

Tales and Trails Museum

The museum features exhibits about western heritage, Native American heritage, agriculture, the oil industry, leather goods (in particular the Nocona Boot Company) and  historical items related to the history of Montague.  Located at 1522 E. Hwy 82 in Nocona, TX.

 

Montgomery County Heritage Museum of Montgomery County, TX

The museum features historical items housed in the 1924 Grogan / Cochran home.  Focus is on the history of Montgomery County from prehistoric times to the building of Lake Conroe and The Woodlands in the 1970s.  Located at 1506 I45 in Conroe, TX.

 

Moore County Window on the Plains Museum

Formerly the Moore County Historical Museum, displays feature the farming and ranching history of the Moore County area along with exhibits about industry, business, family life, and wildlife.  A research and archives center is also located at this site.  Located at 1820 South Dumas Avenue in Dumas, TX.

 

Motley County Motley County Historical Museum

Housed in the former Traweek Hospital, the museum is devoted to the history of rural Motley County.  Located at 828 Dundee in Matador, TX.

 

Nacogdoches County

Durst-Taylor House

[Archaeology]  [Photographs]

Built ca1830, the wood-frame house is the second oldest dwelling existing in Nacogdoches, Texas.  When Joseph Durst sold property in 1836, the house was included and possibly could have been built prior to 1827. Owners of the house include several prominent figures in Texas history: Isaac W. Burton, a Veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto; Bennett Blake, Delegate to the 1875 Constitutional Convention; Thomas J. Rusk, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and one of the first United States Senators from Texas; and William Ochiltree, a member of the Provisional Congress of the Confederacy.  The home was purchased by Lawrence S. Taylor in 1870 and remained in the Taylor family until 1989.  The home has been saved and restored through the efforts of many organizations and today is owned by the City of Nacogdoches.  It is being operated as a public house museum and holds artifacts, exhibits, photographs and documents of the families who occupied the house.  The house and gardens have been restored to interpret the 1840-1860 time period in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Located at 304 North Street in Nacogdoches, TX.

Millard's Crossing Historic Village

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Visitors delight in this reconstructed historic village.  Featuring authentic historical buildings which have been moved from their original sites and lovingly restored and furnished by Lera Millard Thomas' antique collection.  Buildings include  the 1895 Victorian Watkins Homestead, a log cabin, a chapel, parsonage, tool shed and log office.  Tours are offered or visitors may explore the historical structures alone.  Rentals of some structures and grounds are also available for events.  Located on the north side of Nacogdoches, TX at 6020 North Street in Nacogdoches, TX.

Nacogdoches Railroad Depot Museum

Built in 1911 by Southern Pacific Railroad, this brick depot replaced the original wooden train depot which was struck by lightening in 1910 and burned. Plans for this historical structure are in the works to make it a museum focused on the importance of transportation in the early development of Nacogdoches.  Still tours for large groups may be arranged.  Contact the Curator at 936-560-5426.  Located at the corner of Old Tyler Road and West Main Street in Nacogdoches, TX.

Old University Building

[History]

The first university charted by the Republic of Texas was completed in 1859 and served that use until 1904 when it was deeded to the Nacogdoches independent school district and continued to serve educational needs.  The building was used as a confederate hospital during the Civil War and was headquarters for a Federal regiment during the reconstruction period.  In the 1960s, the Old University Building was cared for by the Nacogdoches historical society.  The structure was restored and was used for community public functions and a museum. Visitors may tour the building and it can be rented for special events.  Located at 515 N. Mound Street in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Sterne-Hoya House Museum and Library

Reputed to be the oldest frame house still standing on it's original site, the house was built in 1830 by Texas Pioneer Adolphus Sterne.  The house was only owned by 2 immigrant families before it became a museum.  Today, the house features the history of the house during the Texas Revolution when it was owned by the Sterne family as well as the Victorian Period when occupied by the Hoya family.  Notable guests at this home include Sam Houston, Thomas J. Rusk and Davy Crockett.  Located at 211 S. Lanana in Nacogdoches, TX.

Stone Fort Museum

The Stone Fort was built and torn down three different times.  Originally a Spanish Colonial house built between 1788 and 1791 by Antonia Gil Y'Barbo on the Camino Real, it was never really a true fort but was nicknamed the Old Stone Fort.  Used by the Mexican Government to billet soldiers and other uses, it's final use was as a saloon.  Finally, it was demolished in 1902 amidst a statewide protest.  A replica was built in 1936 by the Texas Centennial Commission and became a Museum which was operated by the Cum Concillo Club, a women's literary group which was organized in 1894.  Today, the Stone Fort Museum provides a look into the historical structure once occupied by Antonio Gil Y'Barbo along with the history of the region and the great state of Texas as it relates to the old house.  The museum collects, displays and interprets artifacts related to the history of East Texas prior to 1900, with particular emphasis on the Spanish and Mexican periods beginning in 1690 and ending with the overthrow of the Mexican government in 1836 by Texas revolutionists.  Located on the campus of the Stephen F. Austin State University at the intersection of Griffith and Clarke Boulevards.

Zion Hill Baptist Church NEEDS YOUR HELP

[Photos]

Built in 1914, this beautiful old Church is in need of major repairs and needs your help.  The Historic Sites Staff is currently working on this site.  Located at 324 Lanana Street in Nacogdoches, TX.

 

Navarro County

Pelham Museum  [History of Pelham Community]

Devoted to the history of the African American Community, it is housed inside the 1890 Pelham School.  Through exhibits and research materials, the museum is a great place to learn more abut African American heritage in Navarro County.  Located at 22535 FM 744 Pelham Road in Hubbard, TX.

Pioneer Village

 

Newton County

Newton County Historical Commission History Center & Museum

213 Court Street in Newton, TX.

Powell Hotel Museum

Located in Newton, Texas, the hotel was built in 1889 and was originally the W. H. Ford Male and Female College.  It later served as a hotel and eventually deeded to the Newton County Historical Commission.  Today it is home to the Newton County Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center and museum.

 

Nolan County National WASP WWII Museum  [Photo Gallery]

Housed in the hangar that originally served as Sweetwater Airport, the National WASP WWII Museum celebrates the achievements of the WASP: Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII. These courageous young women trained to fly American military aircraft at nearby Avenger Field from 1943 to 1944. In service they flew every kind of non-combat mission. Located in Sweetwater, TX. Visit our website for directions and hours of operation.

Pioneer Museum

Housed in the 1906 Ragland house, the museum features historical artifacts and items related to the history of Sweetwater and Nolan County.  Located at 610 E. 3rd Street in Sweetwater, TX.

 

Ochiltree County The Museum of the Plains

[History & Research]   [Tour]

The museum features a complex of buildings including the Norwood House, a general store, Gray Church, a train depot and others devoted to the history of the Ochiltree County area.  Located at 1200 N. Main in Perryton, TX.

 

Oldham County

Adrian Lions Antique Museum

The museum features antique farm and ranch equipment including horse-drawn equipment and early tractors.  Located on Old Route 66 in Adrian, TX.

Dot's Mini-Museum

The small museum holds western artifacts and memorabilia from the heyday of Route 66 and it's travelers.  Located on the Old Ozark Trail (Route 66) in Vega, TX.

Julian Bivins Museum

Housed inside the original courthouse of Oldham County which once served as the Cal Farley's Boys Ranch home for boys.  The museum features the history of Oldham County, Old Tascosa and Cal Farley's Boys Ranch.  The property features the old schoolhouse and Boothill Cemetery, an old cemetery which was begun after an 1880s gun  battle..  Located at Boys Ranch, TX.

Oldham County Heritage Farm & Ranch Museum

The outdoor display of antique farm and ranch equipment located on Old Route 66.

 

Orange County The Heritage House Museum of Orange County

[History]

Housed inside the historical 1902 Jimmy Ochiltree Sims home, the museum is devoted to the history of Orange County.  Tours are conducted in the restored home and visitors are able to get a glimpse into the lifestyle of an upper middle class family in the early twentieth century in Orange, Texas.  Located at 905 Division Street in Orange, TX.

 

Palo Pinto County Old Jail Museum Complex

[Palo Pinto County History]

The historic jailhouse holds a collection of artifacts and stories of the pioneers of Palo Pinto County along with many items and antiques from the town's past.  The hangman's noose and trap door are still visible on the second floor of the old jail.  The property boasts agricultural and ranching implements and machines along with several cabins which have been located on the grounds.  Researchers will find the Jean Price Welcome Center is a source for genealogy research and holds historical documents.  Located at the corner of 5th and Elm in Palo Pinto, TX.

 

Panola County

Leila B. LaGrone Family History Center & Mini-Law-Enforcement & Pioneer Museum and Veterans Memorial

Housed inside the historic 1891 County Jail building, the museum and research center are devoted to the history of Carthage and the Panola County area of Texas.  Located at 213 S. Shelby Street in Carthage, TX.

Texas Country Music Hall of Fame & The Tex Ritter Museum

Focus is on the celebration of Texans who have contributed to the country music profession.  The Tex Ritter Museum originally located on the upper floor of the Hawthorn-Clabaugh-Patterson House has been moved to the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and holds memorabilia donated by Tex Ritter's family.  Located at 310 W. Panola in Carthage, TX.

Texas Tea Room and Heritage Museum

Housed inside the 1903 Bank of Carthage, the second floor of this eating establishment holds historical artifacts and items related to the history of Panola County.  Located at 100 East Sabine Street in Carthage, TX.

 

Parker County Doss Heritage and Culture Center

Discover the rich history of Parker County complete with cattle barons, cowboys and Native Americans.  Collections include historical artifacts and tools of the early settlers, Native Americans and cattle drivers who inhabited Parker County.  Right now, a special remembrance to Larry Hagman.  Located at 1400 Texas Drive in Weatherford, TX.

Museum of the Americas

The museum presents the colorful and diverse heritage of native peoples of ALL of the Americas through a collection of historical artifacts, crafts and folk art.  Located at 216 Fort Worth Hwy in Weatherford, TX.

National Vietnam War Museum

Visitors will learn about the Vietnam War and the era it occurred in.  Located at 12685 Mineral Wells Highway in Weatherford, TX.

 

Parmer County

Parmer County Pioneer Heritage Museum

The museum is housed inside the first Church and oldest original building in Friona.  Focus is on the history of Parmer county and features historical artifacts and memorabilia.  Located at 218 W. 6th in Friona, TX.

 

Pecos County

Annie Riggs Memorial Museum

Operated by the Fort Stockton Historical Society, the museum features exhibits about the past history of Pecos County and Fort Stockton.  Located at 301 S. Main Street in Fort Stockton, TX. 

Fort Stockton

The fort still boasts historical buildings including the Guard House built in 1868.  Other buildings at the site include Officer's Row, the Enlisted Men's Barracks and the Parade Grounds.  Start at the Fort Stockton Visitor's Center located at 1000 Railroad Avenue in Fort Stockton, TX. 

Fort Stockton Historical Tours

Iraan Museum

The Iraan Museum features prehistoric, pioneer and Native American artifacts and items.  Located at 9261 Alley Oop Lane in Iraan, TX.

 

Polk County Polk County Memorial Museum

[History]  [Genealogy Resources]

Dedicated to the heritage of Polk County, Texas, the museum is located at 514 West Mill Street in Livingston, TX.

 

Potter County

The Amarillo Railroad Museum

Located at 13000 Highway 60 on the former Amarillo Air Force Base in Amarillo, TX.

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum

Located at 2601 East I-40 in Amarillo, TX.

Harrington House

[Harrington House History]  [Photo Gallery]   [About The Harringtons]

Harrington House was built 1913/1914.  Tours of this historic home are offered by appointment.  Contact 806-374-5490 for appointment.  Located at 1600 S. Polk Street in Amarillo, TX.

Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian

[Kwahadi Dancers History]   [Museum Exhibits]

The Kwahadi Kiva Indian Museum features fine art and interesting exhibits of the crafts and cultures of the Pueblo and Plains Indian peoples.  Located at 9151 I-40 East in Amarillo, TX.

Texas Air and Space Museum

[View Exhibits]

Sharing the wonder of the heavens and the inventions that take us there.  The museum features historical aircraft and explores the heritage of aviation and wonder of flight.  Located at 10001 American Drive in Amarillo, TX.

Texas Pharmacy Museum

The museum features a restored early 20th century pharmacy in the basement of the School of Pharmacy on the TTUHSC campus in Amarillo, TX located at 1300 Coulter.

 

Presidio County Fort Leaton State Historic Site

Built in 1848 by Ben Leaton, the adobe trading post known as Fort Leaton was the site of major border trade with the Apache and Comanche Indians.  It was declared a historic site by the Texas Centennial Commission in 1936.  Today, Fort Leaton serves as the Western Visitor's Center for Big Bend Ranch State Park and provides visitors with information about the history of Fort Leaton as well as the natural and archaeological history of this area of Texas.  Located 4 miles southeast of Presidio on the River Road to the Big Bend (FM 170).

 

Rains County A. C. Mcmillan African American Museum

The museum serves a repository for historical and significant event affecting African Americans in the US and in the Rains County area in particular.  Located at 149 Texas Street in Emory, TX. 

 

Randall County

Panhandle Plains Historical Museum 

[Exhibitions]   [Research Library]

Step back in time to PIONEER TOWN.  Visitors will find exhibits and artifacts related to the pioneer history of Randall County and the surrounding area of Texas.  From the giant oil derrick inside to the log cabin located out back, the museum features lots of artifacts and historical items.  There is a Research Library on the third floor to help visitors discover their genealogical heritage.  Located at 2503 4th Avenue in Canyon, TX.

 

Reagan County

The Hickman Museum

Holding photos and relics of days gone by, visitors will learn about the history of Texon, Best, Santa Rita and Big Lake, Texas.  Contact Ann at 325-884-2082 for a guided tour.  Located at 609 N. Main Avenue in Big Lake, TX.

 

Real County Real County Historical Museum

[Photos]  [History]

Featuring historical artifacts and items related to the history of Real County, the museum is located 1/2 block north of the Real County Courthouse on Evergreen Street in downtown Leakey, TX.

 

Red River County Miss Belle's House

The house built between 1874 and 1877 and has been restored by the Red River County Historical Society.  The Red River County Lawman and Cowboy Hall of Fame and the Farmer/Stockman Hall of Fame have been located inside the house in Clarksville, TX.

Old Jail Museum

The old jailhouse was built in 1889 and is today owned by the Red River County Historical Society and plans are being made to feature historical items and exhibits in the building which will tell the story of Red River County, TX.

 

Reeves County West of the Pecos Museum

Housed inside an 1896 saloon and 1904 hotel, the museum features exhibits artifacts, history and West Texas lore.  120 E. Dot Stafford Street in Pecos, TX.

 

Refugio County Refugio County Museum

[Refugio County History & Facts]

Featuring historical documents, artifacts including an original bell from the 1795 Refugio Mission, and many genealogical materials of interest to researchers of family history, the museum is housed inside a replica of a typical log cabin from early Texas pioneer days.  Located inside Heritage Park at 102 W. West Street in Refugio, TX.

 

Roberts County Roberts County Museum

[Photo Galleries]

The Roberts County Museum is housed inside an historic Santa Fe Railroad Depot.  Exhibits include antiques, historic Indian artifacts, pioneer items and documents related to the history of Roberts County Texas.  The museum also features a collection of prehistoric archaeological artifacts and fossils including mammoths excavated at the Miami (Clovis) site.  Located at 120 E. Commercial Street in Miami, TX.

 

Rockwall County Manson-La-Moreaux-Hartman House

(Rockwall County Historical Foundation Museum)

[Rockwall History]  [History and Timeline of the Rock Wall]

Believed to be the oldest building in Rockwall, the house was initially built as a two room house in 1850 by W. B. Bowles (a town founder).  Additions were made throughout the years and several different owners.  Today the house is owned by the Rockwall County Historical Foundation and has been moved to Harry Myers City Park and is operating as a museum.  The museum holds artifacts and memorabilia from Rockwall County residents.  Located at 901 E. Washington in Rockwall, TX.

 

Runnels County Z I Hale Museum

[History of Winters]

Located at 242 W. Dale Street in Winters, TX.

 

Rusk County

The Depot Museum

[Photo Tour]   [Rusk County History]

The museum is housed inside the historic 1901 Missouri Pacific Railway Depot.  Exhibits features East Texas history and folkart.  Located at 514 North High Street in Henderson, TX.

Gaston Museum

[Tent House]

The Gaston Museum gives visitors insight into life in the East Texas Oil Fields from the 1930s through the 1960s, an era known as the 1930 oil boom.  Located at 6562 Texas State Highway 64 West in Joinerville, TX.

Historical Markers in Rusk County, Texas

Howard Dickinson House Museum

[Henderson Downtown Historic Walking Tour]

Built in 1855, the Howard Dickinson House was the first brick home built in Rusk County.  The historic house has been restored by the Rusk County Heritage Association and is operating as a living history museum.  Located at 501 S. Main in Henderson, TX.

 

Sabine County

Historic Sabine County Jail Museum  

[Sabine County History]  [County Jail History]

Built in 1903, the Sabine County jailhouse operated as the County Jail until 1983.  The jail has seen two hangings in it's history.  Today, the museum features exhibits and artifacts related to the history of Sabine County along with a library holding very rare books and genealogy materials.

 

San Augustine County

Augus Theatre / Museum Theatre

Built in the 1920s, this historical building housed the Augus Theatre which operated from 1927-1972.  The theatre today has been authentically renovated and is home to the San Augustine County Historical Society.  Located at 110 E. Columbia Street.

Ezekiel Cullen Home

Built in 1839, this historic house was home to Judge Ezekiel Cullen, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Texas a member of the 3rd Congress.  Today, the house is a a museum and Community House.  An art collection by S. Seymour Thomas (local renowned artist) is housed in the museum.  Located at 205 South Congress in San Augustine, TX.

Mission Dolores

Mission Nuestra Senora de los Dolores de los Ais was established in 1717 along the Ayish Bayou to serve the Ais Indians, a division of the Caddo.  A visitors center features an interactive display to educate visitors about one of the earliest missions established in Texas by Fray Antonio Margil de Jesus.

 

San Jacinto County Old Jail Museum

Built in 1887, the jailhouse today, is operated by the San Jacinto County Historical Commission and houses artifacts and items related to the history of East Texas and the San Jacinto County area.  Located in Old Town which is the original site of Coldspring, Texas. 

 

San Patricio County Sinton Historical Museum

Sinton Historical Museum on Facebook

The fairly new museum is growing and features historic artifacts, memorabilia, documents and other items related to the history of Sinton, TX.  Located at 116 W. Sinton Street in Sinton, TX.

Taft Blackland Museum

The Blackland Museum on Facebook

Housed inside the former Coleman-Fulton Pasture Company headquarters building, the museum features historical displays and artifacts from the Taft Ranch along with collections devoted to the history of Taft, the Coastal Bend and San Patricia County, Texas.  Located at 301 Green Avenue in Taft, TX.

 

San Saba County San Saba County Historical Museum

[Historic Downtown Walking Tour]  [History]

The museum is focused on the local history of San Saba and the people who settled there and built the area.  Located in Mill Pond Park off of Highway 190 in San Saba, TX.

 

Scurry County Scurry County Museum

The museum features rotating exhibits of artifacts, history and items related to the local heritage of Scurry County.  The museum also operates a research area for those interested in photos and county records.  Located on the WTC Campus at 6200 College Avenue in Snyder, TX.

 

Shackelford County

Fort Griffin State Historic Site

Fort Griffin was a western frontier fort established in 1867 to provide protection for the settlers.  In 1881, the US Army abandoned Fort Griffin.  Today, visitors will find a visitors center containing many interpretive exhibits detailing the history of the fort.  The fort today, is home to the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd which can often be viewed from the Fort.  Located at 1701 N. U.S. Highway 283 in Albany, TX.

Moran History Museum

Housed inside the historic 1923 First Christian Church, the Moran Historical Museum holds historical artifacts and items related to the history of Moran, Texas and the surrounding area.  Located at the corner of Grand Avenue & Waters Street in Moran, TX.

Old Jail Art Center

The Old Jail Art Center is the primary cultural resource for this region of Texas.  Focus is on the visual arts, performing arts and local history of the Shackelford County area.  The old Shackelford County Jail was built in 1888 of limestone.  The historical building has been restored and features historic artifacts and artwork.  Researchers will also find the Robert Nail Archives at the site.  Located at 201 S. 2nd in Albany, TX.

 

Shelby County Shelby County Historical Society & Museum   [History]

Located in the Weaver-Gates House at 230 Pecan Street in Center, TX.

 

Sherman County

Sherman County Depot Museum

Housed inside the historic railroad depot, the museum is located at 17 N Mail Street in Stratford, TX.

Smith County Camp Ford Historic Park

[History]  [About Camp Ford]

The park features exhibits and interpretative signage which will educate visitors about Camp Ford, the largest Confederate POW Camp west of the Mississippi River during the Civil War.  Located on US Highway 271, 0.8 miles outside Loop 323 in Tyler, TX.

Carnegie History Center

The 1904 Carnegie Library building is home to Carnegie History Center.  Operated by the Smith County Historical Society, the building houses a museum of historical artifacts related to the history and cultural heritage of Smith County and Tyler.  An archives features historic documents, photographs, maps, and books for research.  Located at 125 S. College Avenue in Tyler, TX.

The Goodman Museum

The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House has been listed on the National Register of historic Places and a Texas Historic Landmark since 1964.  Today it is a museum.  Contact 903-531-1286 to schedule a guided tour or rent for special events.  Located inside Legrand Park and Gardens at 624 North Broadway Avenue in Tyler, TX.

Historic Aviation Memorial Museum

The museum features historic aircraft, aviation memorabilia, a theater room and library.  Located at 150 Airport Drive in Tyler, TX.

Tyler Rose Museum

Tyler is known for it's beautiful roses and this museum was created to preserve and display the unique history of Tyler's involvement with field-grown roses and the Texas Rose Festival.  Located at 420 Rose Park Drive in Tyler, TX.

 

Somervell County

Barnards Mill and Art Museum

[Photo Tour]

This 1860s water powered grist mill has been restored and furnished with antiques.  There is an art museum filled with an art collection from the Fielder Foundation as well as art works of Richard Moore.  Located at 307 SW Barnard Street in Glen Rose, TX.

Creation Evidence Museum of Texas

Creation Evidence Museum on Facebook

This very unique museum is devoted to researching and displaying scientific evidence for creation.  Located at 3102 FM 205 in Glen Rose, TX.

Dinosaur Valley State Park

[Map of Park]  [Directions]  [Dinosaur World]

Two fiberglass dinosaurs are on display in this park where real dinosaur tracks are some of the best preserved in the world.

Somervell County Museum

The museum features prehistoric relics as well as pioneer and historic artifacts related to the history of Somervell County and Glen Rose.  Located at 101 SW Vernon in Glen Rose, TX.

Somervell County Paluxy Heritage Park

The quaint park holds many old dwellings from around Somervell County.  Located across the Paluxy River from the historic Glen Rose Downtown Square on Elm Street.

 

Starr County Roma Historical Museum

Located at 708 Estrella Street in Roma, TX.

 

Stephens County Swenson Memorial Museum

Housed inside the historic First National Bank building, the museum holds artifacts, memorabilia and items related to the history of Breckenridge and Stephens County.  Located at 116 W. Walker Street in Breckenridge, TX.

 

Sutton County

Miers Home Museum

Located at 307 E. Oak Street in Sonora, TX.

Old Santa Fe Depot

Built in 1930, the Santa Fe Depot is operated by the Sutton County Historical Society as a museum and meeting place.  Located in Downtown Sonora, TX.

 

Swisher County

Swisher County Museum

The Swisher County Archives and Museum on Facebook

Filled with collections of ranch and farm artifacts, the museum strives to preserve, display and disseminate the history of Swisher County.  Located at 127 Southwest 2nd Street in Tulia, TX.

 

Tarrant County

American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum

[Museum History]

Visitors are taken on a flight through American Airlines history.  The museum features interactive exhibits, historical artifacts, photographs, flight simulator, and antique aircraft.  Located at 4601 Texas Highway 360 at FAA Road in Fort Worth, TX.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Originally established by Amon G. Carter Sr. to hold his collection of paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, the museum today collects, preserves and exhibits fine examples of American art.  Located at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth, TX.

Euless Heritage Museum

Devoted to the history of Euless, the fairly new museum holds historical artifacts and items.  Exhibits feature a 1930s kitchen, 1940s school room and a military room.  Adjacent to the museum is Heritage Park where the first brick house in Euless, an 1850s log cabin and an old barn created from old Camp Bowie lumber have been moved.  Located in the Ruth Millican Center at 201 Cullum Drive in Euless, TX.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Formerly known as the Fort Worth Children's Museum, this museum has grown and expanded over the years and it was soon learned the adults were interested in the exhibits.  The name was changed in 1968 and today the museum brings in close to 1 million visitors annually.  There is so much to see and do at this museum!  Located at 1600 Gendy Street.

Fort Worth Stock Yards Museum

Fort Worth is well known as Cowtown and was once full of wealthy cattle barons.  A visit to the stockyards museum will allow you to explore the colorful past of Fort Worth, it's stockyards, and the meatpacking industry.  Located at 131 E. Exchange Ave in the historic Livestock Exchange Building.

International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame

Visitors will learn about the history of bowling worldwide.  Located at 621 Six Flags Drive in Arlington, TX.

Log Cabin Village 

This village opened up near my home when I was only a child of 11 and even then I had a fascination with historical places and things, as I asked my father to take me there.  I was enthralled with it and it has grown a lot since then.  More cabins and historical structures have been moved to the village which offers a glimpse into early pioneer life in North Texas.  Today the village offers interpreters and volunteers who depict the lifestyle of our early pioneers, making this a living history museum.  Located in Forest Park on University Drive at 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane in Fort Worth, TX.

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

The only museum in the entire world dedicated to honoring women of the American West who have displayed extraordinary courage and pioneer spirit in their trail blazing efforts.  The museum which opened in 2002 is in a beautiful new building with a huge mural of horses and cowgirls painted by Richard Haas.  Featuring a hall of fame, three galleries, a theater and research library, the museum itself is an inspiring work of art.  Located in the Fort Worth Cultural District at 1720 Gendy Street.

Thistle Hill  [Virtual Tour]

A beautiful cattle baron's mansion.  Built in 1903, this is one of the most beautiful homes in my native home town of Fort Worth.  The house has been called home by Electra Waggoner and Winfield Scott.  Today, tours are offered and rental is available for weddings and events.  1509 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas.

White Settlement Historical Museum

[Photo Tour of Museum]  [Story of White Settlement]

The museum features exhibits about the lives and times of early American settlers.  Located at 8320 Hanon Drive in White Settlement, TX.

 

Taylor County

12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Dedicated to the members of the 12th Armored Division whose efforts helped bring victory in WWII, the museum is located at 1289 N. 2nd Street in Abilene, TX.

The Grace Museum

The museum features exhibitions, programs and collections related to the evolving history of Texas.  Housed inside the 1909 historical Grace Hotel, the museum holds collections of art and historical items.  Located at 102 Cypress Street in Abilene.

Texas Frontier Heritage & Cultural Center

[Virtual Tour]

Primary focus is on the Buffalo Gap Historic Village and teaching the public about Texas and Southern history.  Buffalo Gap Historic Village features over a dozen original buildings filled with historical artifacts.   Located at 133 N. William Street in Buffalo Gap, TX.

 

Terrell County

Terrell County Memorial Museum

[Historic Photos]  [History of Sanderson]

Housed inside the historic 1907 W. H. Lemons home, the museum features historical items, artifacts and photographs related to the pioneer history of Terrell County, Texas.  Located at 201 E. Mansfield in Sanderson, TX.

 

Terry County

The Meadow Museum

Located at the corner of Sonny Curtis 1st Street an Mitchell Street in Meadow, TX.

Terry County Heritage Museum

[Museum Brochure - PDF File]  [History of Brownfield]

The major focus of the Terry County Heritage Museum is to gather, preserve and display artifacts related to the history of Terry County.  Housed in the former home to A. M. Brownfield, influential pioneer of Brownfield, the museum has features Native American artifacts, West Texas cowboys photos and artifacts, agricultural exhibits and wildlife displays.  The first Terry County Jail and Train Depot are also on the grounds.   Located at 600 East Cardwell in Brownfield, TX.

 

Throckmorton County

Throckmorton County History Museum

The museums is housed inside the old Throckmorton County Jail and features artifacts related to the early history of Throckmorton County.  Located at 107 S. Eagle Street in Throckmorton, TX.

 

Tom Green County

E. H. Danner Museum of Telephony

The museum features over 100 antique telephone displays, an historic switchboard and phone directories dating back to the 1800s.  Located on the grounds of Fort Concho at 630 S. Oaks in San Angelo, TX.

Fort Concho National Historic Site

[Photos]

Fort Concho was established in 1867 on the banks of the Concho River to protect pioneer settlements on the West Texas frontier.  Built of native limestone, the fort originally had at least 40 buildings.  It was abandoned in 1889.  Today, Fort Concho is being preserved and features 23 original and restored fort structures.  Visitors will find a museum where they can learn about the history of this Texas frontier fort.  At various times, visitors will experience living history demonstrations of Buffalo Soldiers, Cavalry, and Infantry soldiers.  Guided and self-guided tours are offered.  Located at 630 South Oakes Street in San Angelo, TX.

Railway Museum of San Angelo

Housed in the historic 1909 Orient-Santa Fe Depot, the museum features exhibits and rolling stock related to the history of railroading in San Angelo.  Located at 703 South Chadbourne in San Angelo, TX.

 

Travis County

 

Texas State Capitol

Texas State Capitol in Austin

Austin Fire Museum

Housed in Austin's Central Fire Station No. 1 which was built in 1938, the museum features relics and memorabilia from the history of firefighting in Austin, Texas.  Located at 401 East 5 Street in downtown Austin, TX.

The Austin History Center

The center provides the public with information about the history, current events and activities of Austin and Travis County.  The Austin History Center is part of the Austin Public Library and is located at 810 Guadalupe in Austin, TX.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum

Visitors will learn about the "Story of Texas" as they go through three floors of exhibits showcasing artifacts from around the state and see special effects films about the history and culture of the great state of Texas in the Texas Spirit Theater.  Located at 1800 N. Congress Avenue in Austin, TX.

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

The primary focus is on the preservation, creation, presentation and promotion of Mexican American cultural arts and heritage.  Located at 600 River Street in Austin, TX.

French Legation Museum

[History]  [Virtual Tour]

Housed inside the oldest wooden frame structure in Austin, this is one of the few remaining examples of Texas Republic Era still standing in the state of Texas.  Operated by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the grounds are open to the public and the house is available for touring during museum hours.  Visitors to the museum will learn about Texas history. Located at 802 San Marcos Street in Austin, TX.

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center

[Brochure]

Focused on the collection, preservation, research and exhibition of African-American historical and cultural material, the museum features gallery exhibits, programs, classes, theatre productions and a genealogy center as well as online exhibits.  Located at 1165 Angelina Street in Austin, TX.

Goodwill Computer Museum

The museum explores the history of computers and computing through exhibits of early hardware, software and documentation.  Most of the artifacts were recovered from the electronic recycling donation stream operated by Goodwill Industries of Central Texas.  Located at 1015 Norwood Park Blvd in Austin, TX.

Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum

Devoted to the preservation of the home and legacy of the Battle of the Alamo survivor Susanna Dickinson and to celebrate the historical heritage of Texas.  Located at 411 East 5th Street in Austin, TX.

LBJ Presidential Library and Museum

Dedicated to the life and times of Lyndon Baines Johnson and how he impacted America, 36th president of the United States.  Located at 2313 Red River Street in Austin, TX.

Neill-Cochran House Museum

Visitors will experience what life was like in the early days of Austin and the Republic of Texas.  The house was built in 1855 by Washington L. Hill who was never able to afford to live in it.  It was leased to the Texas Asylum for the Blind and later served as a governor home, used by the US Army and a even a hospital.  It has been owned by Cochrans and Neills until 1958 when it was acquired by the National Society of Colonial Dames of Texas.  Today the home is furnished and features the Centennial Garden.  Tours are offered.  Located at 2310 San Gabriel, TX.

Republic of Texas Museum

Operated by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the museum features historical artifacts from the Texas Republic era and educates visitors about the early heritage of Texas.  Located at 510 E. Anderson Lane in Austin, TX.

Texas Music Museum

The primary focus of the museum is to preserve and present Texas music history and culture.  Located at 1009 E. 11th Street in Austin, TX.

Texas State Capitol

Built in 1888, the beautiful Texas State Capitol is open for self-guided tours daily.  Located at 1100 Congress Street in Austin, TX.

 

Tyler County Heritage Village

[Village Map]  [Pictures]

A living history museum in East Texas where visitors can take a step back to a simpler time. The reconstructed community features a blacksmith shop, railroad depot, livery stable and numerous log cabins.  Visitors will see demonstrations of the old ways of crafting.  Located on Highway 190 West in Woodville, TX.

 

Upshur County Upshur County Historical Museum

[Museum History]  [Upshur County History]

Housed inside the 1926 Upshur County Post Office, the museum features over 150 years of history from the ancient Caddo Indian Mounds to present day.  Located at 119 Simpson Street in Gilmer, TX.

 

Upton County Rankin Museum

The 1920s Yates Hotel contains original furnishings and historical artifacts from the post Prohibition-era.  Located inside the Yates Hotel at 101 West Main Street in Rankin, TX.

 

Uvalde County

Fort Inge Historical Park

Briscoe Garner Museum

Briscoe Garner Construction Updates on Facebook

[Museum History]

Previously known at the John Nance Garner Museum, the museum is focused on the life and career of Texas native son John Nance Garner (known as "Cactus Jack" and serving as Vice President to President Franklin D. Roosevelt).   The museum is housed in the home where John and Ettie Garner lived which is currently closed for renovations.

 

Val Verde County

Whitehead Memorial Museum

The Whitehead Memorial Museum is a complex of buildings, a replica of Judge Roy Bean's Jersey Lilly Saloon, an authentic log cabin, the Cadena Nativity and the Perry Mercantile Building.  On the grounds, visitors will find the graves of Judge Roy Bean and his son Sam.  Located at 1308 South Main Street in Del Rio, TX.

 

Victoria County

[County History]

Historical Monuments, Markers and Sites in Victoria

McNamara House Museum (The museum has closed and the house put up for sale)

A Greek Revival style house built in 1876 for William J. McNamara.  The home is a museum today and furnished with some of the family's original furniture.  Exhibits and artifacts related to Victoria's history are featured in the museum.  Located at 502 N. Liberty in Victoria, TX.

Museum of the Coastal Bend

Devoted to the cultural history of the mid-coastal region of Texas, the museum offers many exhibits related to the French exploration in Texas and is a member of the La Salle Odyssey Project.  Located on the campus of Victoria College at 2200 East Red River in Victoria, Texas.

The Nave Museum

A collection of art by Royston Nave is housed in a neo-classical style temple built by his wife in 1932 as a memorial to her husband.  Located at 306 W. Commercial in Victoria, TX.

 

Walker County

 

Sam Houston Statue

Sam Houston Statue

Gibbs-Powell House Museum

The historic home was built in 1862 by Thomas Gibbs, early businessman of Huntsville.  Remaining virtually unchanged, the home and it's furnishings have been preserved to be used as a museum.  The house is operated by the Walker County Historical Commission and is open on a limited basis for walk-in visitors.  For guided group tours, contact 936-291-3581.  Located at 1228 11 Street in Huntsville, TX.

H.E.A.R.T.S. Veterans Museum of Texas

The museum is devoted to honoring and remembering the sacrifices of men and women who have served the US armed forces while educating the public and providing assistance in hosting reunions, parades and other events in the Huntsville area related to our troops.  Located at 463 State Highway 75N in Huntsville, TX.

Sam Houston Memorial Museum

[Virtual Tour]  [History Timeline]

Dedicated to the life and times of General Sam Houston and the role he played in the history of Huntsville and Texas.  Located at 1402 19th Street in Huntsville, TX.

Sam Houston Statue and Visitor Center

A Tribute to Courage.  The Sam Houston statue is the world's tallest statue of an American hero.  It stands 67 feet tall on a 10 foot sunset granite base.  A Visitors Center features educational information, brochures, maps and videos along with a gift shop.  Located at 7600 Highway 75 South in Huntsville, TX.

Texas Prison Museum

The museum features a look into the lives of Texas prisoners and the Texas prison system from the point of view of the inmates as well as the people who have worked inside Huntsville Prison.  Located at 491 SH 75 North in Huntsville, TX.

 

Waller County Liendo Plantation

Built in 1853 by Leonard Waller Groce, Liendo Plantation was one of Texas' earliest cotton plantations.  The home has been wonderfully restored and features period furnishings.  The Texas historic landmark is open to the public for tours periodically and available for events.  Located at 38653 Wyatt Chapel Road in Hempstead, TX.

 

Ward County Million Barrel Museum

The historic museum is based around a 1928 elliptical oil storage tank which was designed to hold over a million barrels of crude oil.  Today, there is a museum, the 400 seat Meadows Amphitheater, the historic 19th century Holman House, the original Monahans Jail, and other historic exhibits related to the history of Monahans, TX.  Located at 400 Museum Blvd. at Monahans, TX.

 

Washington County

Brenham Heritage Museum

Devoted to history, art, culture and humanities, the Brenham Heritage Museum is located at 105 South Market in Brenham, TX.

Burton Cotton Gin and Museum

Travel back to a time when cotton was king.  Designated as the Official Cotton Gin Museum of Texas and the home of the 1914 Burton Farmers Gin, the oldest operating cotton gin in America, the museum offers two tours each day.  Visitors will learn about cotton, pick cotton, and learn about the history of cotton in Texas and how it impacted the history of Texas.  Located at 307 North Main in Burton, TX.

Chappell Hill Historical Society Museum

Housed inside an historic 1927 public school building.  Filled with exhibits of historical photos, documents and artifacts, the museum is focused on the history of the town of Chappell Hill from 1847 to present day.  Located at 9220 Poplar Street in Chappell Hill, TX.

Star of The Republic Museum  

[Virtual Tour]  [Signers Project - Are you a descendant?]

The Republic of Texas existed for ten years: 1836 to 1846.  This museum is dedicated to that time in Texas history.  Visitors will learn about Texas heritage and in particular the history of the time when The Republic of Texas stood on it's own as a separate nation.  The museum features 10,000 square feet of exhibits and a research library.  Located at 23200 Park Road 12 in Washington, TX.

 

Webb County Border Heritage Museum

[Tours]

Housed inside an Italianate style house in the historical area of Laredo, the museum features exhibits and items showcasing the history, culture and past of Laredo and the surrounding vicinity of Texas.  Located at 810 Zaragoza Street in Laredo, TX.

Republic of the Rio Grande Museum

[Tours]  [History of the Republic of the Rio Grande]  [Historical Archives]

Built in 1830, the Mexican vernacular structure is one of the oldest structures in Laredo and it is the former home to Bartolome Garcie, a prominent rancher and mayor of Laredo.  Furnishings and decorative items recreate an authentic 1830s home in Laredo.  Located on San Agustin Plaza at 1005 Zaragoza Street in downtown Laredo, TX.

San Augustine de Laredo Historic District

[Tours]

Laredo is one of the oldest cities in the state of Texas.  The San Augustin de Laredo Historic District encompasses what was the original city of Laredo which was founded by Don Tomas Sanchez de la Barrera y Gallardo in 1775.  The San Augustin Plaza holds historical buildings such as the San Augustin Roman Catholic Church which was established in 1778 and the Capitol of the Republic of the Rio Grande.  Learn more at the Webb County Heritage Foundation which is located in the old Mercado building at 500 Flores Avenue in downtown Laredo, TX.

 

Wharton County Wharton County Historical Museum

The museum features historic artifacts and items related to the past of Wharton County.  Housed inside the old Johnson residence, the museum is located at 3615 North Richmond Road in Wharton, TX.

 

Wheeler County McLean - Alanreed Area Museum

Focused on the history of the are of McLean, Texas, the museum is located at 116 N. Main Street in downtown McLean, TX.

Old Mobeetie Jail Museum on Facebook

Located off Highway 152, 12 miles west of Wheeler, TX.

Pioneer West Museum

Housed inside the old Reynolds Hotel, the museum features 25 rooms filled with historical artifacts, items and memorabilia from the past of the Wheeler County area.  Located at 204 North Madden Street in Shamrock, TX.

 

Wichita County Kell House Museum

Built in 1909, the home of Frank Kell (a founding father of Wichita Falls), features original family furnishings, textiles, and artwork.  Guided tours offer insight into the history of the settlement of Wichita Falls and the Kell family.  Located at 503 Eighth Street in Wichita Falls, TX

The Museum of North Texas History

[Photos]

Devoted to the collection, preservation and display of interesting, fun and educational exhibits related to the past of the Wichita Falls area.  Located at 720 Indiana in Wichita Falls, TX.

Sheppard Heritage Center

Visitors will learn about the history of Sheppard Air Force Base.  Exhibits include a theater, a POW Memorial, uniforms, historic photographs, a T-38 trainer, and an archives.  Located on Sheppard Air Force Base.

Wichita Falls Police & Fire Museum

Honoring the history of the men and women who have served the Wichita Falls Fire and Police Departments, the museum features historic photos, antique firefighting equipment and engines.  Located at 106 Pecan in Wichita Falls, TX.

Wichita Falls Railroad Museum

[Museum History]  [Museum Photo Tour]

The museum features a collection of 15 rolling stock units, 8 motorcar units and railroad memorabilia, with much of it related to the railroads that have served Wichita Falls.  Located at 500 9th Street in Wichita Falls, TX.

 

Wilbarger County Red River Valley Museum on Facebook

The Red River Valley Museum features an extensive of wild game donated by Bill Bond and historical artifacts related to the archaeology, geology, ranching and life in early Vernon.  Located at 4600 College Drive in Vernon, TX.

 

Willacy County

Willacy County Historical Museum

The museum holds historic memorabilia and thousands of historical photographs of the Willacy County area.  Located inside the old schoolhouse at 427 S. 7th Street in Raymondville, TX.

 

Williamson County The Williamson Museum

[Photos of Williamson County History]

Housed inside the 1910 Old Farmers State Bank Building, the museum features artifacts and objects related to the history of Williamson County.  Located at 716 Austin Avenue in Georgetown, TX.

 

Wilson County Dewees-Remschel House

Operated by the Wilson County Historical Society, the home is used for social functions and holds a museum documenting the Dewees Ranch history and it's impact on early ranching in Texas.  The home has been restored and features period furnishings.  Rental for special events is available.  Located 5 miles southwest of Poth, off of FM 241 and CR 206 on a 130 acre park.

 

Winkler County

Winkler County Historical Museum

The museum is housed in the old hospital building and features a small collection of historical artifacts, photos, antiques, gas pumps and exhibits about Roy Orbison, the musical legend who was from Wink, Texas.  Located at 107 N. Roy Orbison Drive in Wink, TX.

 

Wise County El Castile

Known as "The Castle", the home was built in 1883 by cattle baron Dan Waggoner.  Featuring 16 rooms with a full basement and 8 wood-burning fireplaces it is constructed of limestone.  It is privately owned and not open for tours.  Located at 1005 E. Main Street in Decatur, TX.

 

Texas Tourist Camp & Petrified Wood Gas Station

A 1927 Texaco Gas station, located at the corner of U.S. Hwy 81 and 287 is listed as a historical site.  Covered with petrified wood, it was used as a lunchroom and Texas Cafe.  It was a popular hangout for high school and college students.  Currently it is the Whistle Stop Cafe.  Located at 900-904 South Business 81-287 in Decatur, TX. 

Wise County Courthouse

The Romanesque Revival style courthouse was built using Texas pink granite in 1895 by James Riley Gordon.  The courthouse is open weekdays but the County's Judge's office must be toured by appointment.  Located in historic downtown Decatur, TX.

Wise County Heritage Museum

Housed in an old Baptist College building at 1603 South Trinity in Decatur, Texas, the museum contains a large collection of genealogy research materials along with historical artifacts of the area. 

Woody Cabin

This log cabin located in Wise County near Deep Creek Cemetery, was built by Sam Woody ca 1854.  The cabin is surrounded by a fence and can only be seen, not entered.

 

Wood County Governor Jim Hogg City Park

At first glance this seems to be a lovely but ordinary city park.  However, if one looks a little closer, you will find a beautifully restored home which was built ca 1869.  Home to the James A. Stinson family, a daughter: Miss Sallie Stinson married Texas Governor James Hogg in the parlor.  Also located inside the park is a "Honeymoon Cottage", Miss Ima Hogg Museum and a large pavilion.  Located on Highway 37 in Quitman, TX.

 

Yoakum County Denver City Museum

The museum features 6 rooms of exhibits and historical artifacts related to the history of Denver City, Texas.  The most extensive exhibits cover the Wasson Oil Field.  Located at 505 N. Avenue C in Denver City, TX.

 

Young County Fort Belknap

[Fort Belknap History]

[More about Fort Belknap]

Built in 1851 to protect settlers from Kiowa and Comanche Indians and to promote peace, the frontier fort today has been restored and features a museum and archives.  Operated by the Young County Historical Commission in a county park, Fort Belknap is located on FM 61 about 11 miles northwest of Graham, TX.

Fort Belknap Archives

Located on the grounds of historic Fort Belknap, the archives holds records of Fort Belknap and Young County records, photographs, books and genealogical archives.  Located at Fort Belknap on FM 61 about 11 miles northwest of Graham, TX.

Graham Old Post Office Museum & Art Center

Housed inside a 1936 US Post Office building, the museum features historical items related to the early history of Graham 1850 to present day.  Located on the square in Graham County, Texas just south of the Young County Courthouse.

 

Zapata County

Mertens Frontier Ranch Store and Museum on Facebook

A small museum features local artifacts and animals.  The store offers hand crafted home decor including Native American inspired items and rattle snake items.  Located at 1302 Jackson Avenue in Zapata, TX.

Zapata County Museum of History

[Galleries]

The museum features historic artifacts and interactive exhibits related to the history of the Zapata County area.  Exhibits are in both Spanish and English languages.  Located at 805 Main Street N. US Highway 83 in Zapata, TX.

 

 

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