Texas Military Forces Museum

Texas Military Forces Museum

Website: http://www.texasmilitaryforcesmuseum.org



 2200 West 35th Street, Austin 78763

The Texas Military Forces Museum focuses on the history of Texas military forces from 1835 to the present using both inside and outdoor exhibits. The building dates to 1918 and once housed a mess hall for camp troops.

The Texas Military Forces Museum, is the only museum in the nation that presents the history of the Texas Military from the Texas Revolution to the present. Beginning with the Texas War for Independence, the exhibits tell the story of all major conflicts since then.

In addition to the main gallery, separate galleries include the history of the Texas Air National Guard, the history of the 36th Infantry Division, and the “Lost Battalion” (2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery); the Great Hall exhibit of aircraft, weapons, equipment and vehicles; Armor Row (historical armored vehicles) and the new Artillery Park located on the West side of the museum. In addition, there are exhibits of jet aircraft, helicopters and artillery pieces located around the parade field. A conference center, historical archives collection and a library are located inside the museum building.

The Texas Military Forces Museum is located in Building 6 on Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas. The street address is 2200 West 35th Street, just west of Loop 1 (MOPAC Blvd). A photo I.D. is required for entry onto Camp Mabry. Please see the detailed driving directions page for additional directions or call (512) 782-5659.

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm, Closed Monday and Tuesday

Price: Free Admission