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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
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
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Located at 825 Spring Street in Palestine, TX.
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
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Tours of Historical Bellville
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.
Muleshoe Heritage Museum
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.
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,
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 Museum
Baylor County Museum on Facebook
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
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
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
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.
Musea Alameda on Facebook
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.
Battle of the Alamo] [Defenders
of the Alamo]
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
features exhibitions, programs and collections of natural
history, science and South Texas heritage. Located at 3801
Broadway in San Antonio, TX.
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 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.
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.
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
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 Historical Museum
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
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,
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
of Plantation Families]
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.
Barrington Living History Farm
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.
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.
Bush Presidential Library and Museum
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.
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.
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.
The Heritage Museum
The Heritage Museum at Falfurrias, Texas is found
on the famous Chisholm Trail and the
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 Museum of History
of the Old Jail] [Photo
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.
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 Czeck Heritage Museum
Open by appointment only. Contact Margaret
Haisler at 979-219-1983. Located at 200 E. Fawn in
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
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
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.
Croghan Grounds and Museum
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.
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
County Museum is housed inside the historical 1908 Caldwell
County Jailhouse. Located at 315 E. Market Street in
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 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.
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,
Brownsivlle Heritage Museum
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
Children's Museum of Brownsville
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
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
Pittsburg - Camp County Museum on Facebook
Located at 204 W.
Marshall Street in Pittsburg, TX.
Trading Post Museum
Located at 101 West Main Street in Bloomburg, TX.
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.
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
County Historical Museum
The focus of the
museum is on the history of Chambers County, Texas.
Located at 300 Cummins Street in Anahuac, TX.
Wallisville Heritage Park
features a museum focused on the local early pioneer history and
archives devoted to Chambers County history for genealogy
research. Located at 20136 Interstate 10 in Wallisville,
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 on Facebook
the preservation and exhibition of artifacts and documents
related to the history of Cherokee County. 409 North
Henderson Street, Rusk, TX.
Vanishing Texana Museum
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
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,
Michie Transportation Museum (Need new link)
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 in Childress, TX.
Clay County 1890 Jail Museum-Heritage Center
County Stories] [Clay
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 Historical Museum
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 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.
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.
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.
Chestnut Square Historic Village
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
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
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,
Located at 901
East 15th Street in Plano, TX.
Texas History Center
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 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.
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 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
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.
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
Museum and Historical Center
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.
City County Heritage Museum
Located on US Hwy 83 N in Paducah, TX.
Museum of the Desert Southwest
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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 Museum
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 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 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.
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.
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
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 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.
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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.
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,
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
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
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
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,
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Located at 125 Main
Avenue in Lamesa, TX.
Deaf Smith County
Deaf Smith County Historical Museum
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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
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.
Bayless - Selby House Museum
Located in the Historical Park of Denton
County at 317 W. Mulberry in Denton, TX.
Courthouse On The Square 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.
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 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
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.
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.
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
Eastland County Museum
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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.
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
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
El Paso County
Museum/ Museo Casasola
The US-Mexico Border History
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF REALITY: CIEN AÑOS DE REALIDAD by
The Casasola Museum features a Collective
Exhibition (with more than 600 photojournalists of four
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
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
Located at 617 Prospect Street (Pancho Villa Street) in
El Paso, TX.
Chapel San Elceario
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.
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
Historic San Elizario, the museum displays 400 years of border
beautiful old Franciscan mission founded in 1682, the present
building was constructed in 1840 to replace earlier buildings.
Claimed to be the
second oldest continuous church in the U.S.
Tigua Indian Cultural Center
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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
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
Dublin Bottling Works
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
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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.
Restaurant in Thurber
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
Stephenville Historical House Museum
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 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
Fannin County Museum of History
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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
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.
Faison House and Museum
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
Heritage and Cultural Center
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
Located in Round Top, Texas.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 Museum
Located at 02 East Main Street in Fairfield, TX.
Frio Pioneer Jail Museum
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
The Seminole Museum (PDF File)
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.
Offshore Drilling Rig
Texas Seaport Museum
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
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.
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 is privately
owned. Located at 3302 Avenue O in Galveston, TX.
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
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.
Pier 21 / The 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.
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.
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
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.
Harper Pioneer Museum
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.
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,
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.
Branches House and Sam Houston Oak
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.
State Association of Texas Pioneers Museum
features historical artifacts used by early Texas Pioneers along
with an entire hand crafted miniature town. Located inside
the Riverside Community Center at 110 St. Lawrence Street in
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
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 County 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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
River Railroad Museum
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 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.
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,
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.
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
Seguin and Guadalupe County Heritage Museum
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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 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 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
Hamilton Jail Museum
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
Stationmaster's House Museum
Located at 30 South Townsend in Spearman, TX.
Downtown Medicine Mound
A Texas Ghost Town..... the Downtown Medicine
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
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
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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.
Fire Museum of Houston
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
Nichols-Rice-Cherry House - An 1850 Greek Revival
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
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.
Located at 5401
Caroline Street in Houston, TX.
Houston Railroad Museum has moved into temporary storage
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.
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
features artifacts related to the heritage of Humble and the
surrounding area of Texas. Located at 219 Main Street in
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
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 Historical Museum
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.
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.
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
of San Marcos
Devoted to the
life and times of President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Located
at 131 N. Guadalupe Street in San Marcos, TX.
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.
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 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.
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.
South Texas History
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.
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.
Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country
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
The Texas Heritage Museum at Hill College
Located at 112
Lamar Drive on the Hill College Campus in Hillsboro, TX.
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,
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.
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.
Hangar 25 Air Museum
& 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.
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 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.
Located at the
intersection of West Fayette and 1st Streets in Mertzon, TX.
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.
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 Historical Museum
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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.
of the Chambers Historical House Museum]
House Museum on Facebook]
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
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.
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.
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
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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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.
- Gladys City Boomtown Museum
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,
Texas Energy Museum
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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
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
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 Museum
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Keystone Square Museum on Facebook
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,
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
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
Jewett Historical Museum
Jewett Historical Museum on Facebook
Focused on the preservation and promotion of the
history of Jewett and Leon County,, the museum is located at 103 N. Robinson Avenue in Jewett, TX.
Cleveland Historical Museum
Located at 203 E.
Boothe Street in Cleveland, TX.
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
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.
Wolfe Creek Heritage Museum
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.
Grace Armantrout Museum on Facebook
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 Museum
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Housed inside the
historical Bruhl Drugstore, the museum is focused on the history
of Llano County. Located at 310 Bessemer Avenue in Llano,
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.
Devoted to the
history of the American style of water pumping windmills, the
museum is located at 1701 Canyon Lake Drive in Lubbock, TX.
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,
Lubbock Lake Landmark
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
The museum is
focused on gliders and glider pilots. Located two blocks
east of I-27 off of exit 9 in Lubbock, TX..
Texas Rangers Archives & Museum
[The Research Center]
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 Historical Museum and Archives
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
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
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
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
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 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 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.
The Stonewall Saloon Museum
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.
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,
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.
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 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.
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
Crossing Historic Village on Facebook]
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
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
Old University Building
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
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,
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.
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.
WASP WWII Museum [Photo
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.
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.
Museum of the Plains
& 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.
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.
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.
The Heritage House Museum of Orange County
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,
Palo Pinto County
Old Jail Museum Complex
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.
Jail Library and Museum
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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
The Iraan Museum features prehistoric, pioneer
and Native American artifacts and items. Located at 9261
Alley Oop Lane in Iraan, TX.
Polk County Memorial Museum
Dedicated to the heritage of Polk County, Texas,
the museum is located at 514 West Mill Street in Livingston, TX.
Amarillo Railroad Museum
Located at 13000
Highway 60 on the former Amarillo Air Force Base in Amarillo,
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum
Located at 2601
East I-40 in Amarillo, TX.
House History] [Photo
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,
of the American Indian
Dancers History] [Museum
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
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.
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
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.
Panhandle Plains Historical Museum
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
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 Historical Museum
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.
of the Pecos Museum
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 Museum
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 Museum
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
(Rockwall County Historical Foundation Museum)
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
Z I Hale Museum
Located at 242 W.
Dale Street in Winters, TX.
The Depot Museum
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.
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
Historical Markers in Rusk County, Texas
Howard Dickinson House Museum
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.
Historic Sabine County Jail Museum
County History] [County
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
San Augustine County
Augus Theatre / Museum Theatre (new link needed)
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 in
San Augustine, TX.
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.
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 (Need new link)
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
County Historical Museum
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.
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.
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
Shelby County Historical Society & Museum [History]
Located in the Weaver-Gates House at 230 Pecan
Street in Center, TX.
Housed inside the historic railroad depot, the
museum is located at 17 N Mail Street in Stratford, TX.
Camp Ford Historic Park
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
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.
Aviation Memorial 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.
Mill and Art Museum
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
of Park] [Directions]
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 (Need new link)
Somervell County Museum on Facebook
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
(Need new link)
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.
Roma Historical Museum
Located at 708 Estrella Street in Roma, TX.
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.
Miers Home Museum
Located at 307 E.
Oak Street in Sonora, TX.
Old Santa Fe
Built in 1930, the
Santa Fe Depot is operated by the Sutton County Historical
Society as a museum and meeting place. Located in Downtown
Swisher County Museum
The Swisher County Archives and Museum on Facebook
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.
American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum
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.
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.
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,
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
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.
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
White Settlement Historical Museum
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.
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.
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
Heritage & Cultural Center
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.
County Memorial Museum
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.
The Meadow Museum
Located at the corner of Sonny Curtis 1st Street an Mitchell
Street in Meadow, TX.
Terry County Heritage Museum
Brochure - PDF File] [History
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,
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,
Tom Green County
E. H. Danner Museum of Telephony
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
National Historic Site
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.
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.
Austin History Center
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
of Computer Culture
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
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
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.
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
in 1888, the beautiful Texas State Capitol is open for
self-guided tours daily. Located at 1100 Congress Street
in Austin, TX.
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 Historical Museum
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.
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.
Fort Inge Historical Park
Briscoe Garner Museum
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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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Brenham Heritage Museum
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,
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.
The Republic Museum
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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.
Border Heritage Museum
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
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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
San Augustine de Laredo Historic District
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 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.
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
Old Mobeetie Jail Museum on Facebook
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
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
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.
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.
Police & Fire Museum
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.
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.
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 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.
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,
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 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,
El Castile / Waggoner Mansion
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
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.
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
Governor Jim Hogg City Park
Governor Jim Hogg City Park on Facebook
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.
Denver City Heritage 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.
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.
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
County Museum of History
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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