History and Social Studies

Featured History Museums/Exhibits

American Cowboy Museum

For the last 150 years, Taylor-Stevenson Ranch Area has included hands-on education programs to students and scouts that can bring the past alive. The travelling exhibit includes a petting zoo, demonstrations, and more. 1822 Almeda Road, Houston, TX 77045. Harris County. Tel: 713-433-4441. Fee.... More Info

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American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

4601 Hwy. 360 at FAA Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. 817-967-1560. Take an interactive flight through American history and learn about history of aviation. Fee.

American Airpower Heritage Museum

9600 Wright Drive, Midland, TX 79706. 432-567-3010. Retells the history of aviation during World War II through exhibits, collections, and a research center. Fee.

Amistad National Recreation Area

4121 Veterans Blvd., Del Rio, TX 78840. 830-775-7491. A park with activities including swimming, camping, birdwatching, and hiking. Also, there are history exhibits of Prehistoric Native American paintings. Free/Fee.

Annie Riggs Memorial Museum

301 S Main St., Fort Stockton, TX 79735. 432-336-2167. A museum that displays the history of Fort Stockton with ties to Annie Rigs, a women pioneer. Fee.

Beaumont Police Museum

A collection of weapons used to commit crimes, along with law enforcement memorabilia dating back to the turn of the century. 409-880-3825. EAST TEXAS

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

1800 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701. 512-936-4639. A museum with three floors, IMAX theater, and special effects shows. Fee.

Brazo Valley Museum of Natural History

3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, TX 77802. 979-776-2195. A museum focused on culture of the Brazos Valley people with exhibits, artifacts, and fossils. Fee.

Brenham Heritage Museum

105 South Market Street, Brenham, TX 77833. 979-830-8445. A museum with the history of Brenham and Washington County. Fee/Suggested Donation.

Carson County Square House Museum

Intersection of TX Hwy. 207 and Fifth Street, Panhandle, TX 79068. Discover the history of mammoth hunters, Indian wars, the railroads, oil, and more at the museum with exhibits on Pandhandle. Free/Suggested Donation.

Cattle Raisers Museum

Visit a museum within the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, dedicated to preserving and celebrating the vital history and science of the cattle industry. 1600 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Tel: 817-332-8551. Cost: Fee.

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

1900 N. Chaparral Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. 361-826-4667. A history and science museum with a focus on the South Texas heritage with exhibits on archaeology, botany, geology, mammalogy, and live animals. Fee.

Dallas Firefighters Museum

Students and scouts will learn about the history of fighting fires at the Dallas Firefighters Museum. 3801 Parry Avenue, Dallas, TX 75226. Denton County. Tel: 214-821-1500. Fee.

Dr Pepper Museum

300 South 5th Street, Waco, TX 76701. 254-757-1025. Learn about soda industry history through a collection objects. Fee.

East Texas Oil Museum / Kilgore College

Hwy. 259 at Ross St., Kilgore, TX 75662. 903-983-8295. Located on the campus of Kilgore College, visit a 1930's museum that retells the story of the oil industry and the culture of the Texas citizens. Fee.

El Paso Holocaust Museum

715 N. Oregon, El Paso, TX 79902. 915-351-0048. Learn about the Nazi Holocaust with focus on the survivors of the tragic event. Free.

El Paso Museum of History

510 N. Santa Fe Street, El Paso, TX 79901. 915-351-3588. Founded in 1974, a museum displaying the culture of El Paso citizens. Free.

Fire Museum of Texas

400 Walnut Street at Mulberry Street, Beaumont, TX 77701. 409-880-3927. Explore the history of the 1984 fire museum with a collection of fire engines and equipment. Fee.

Fort Bend Museum

Explore the World War II history of Fort Bend with tours of the Long-Smith Cottage and Moore Home. 500 Houston Street, Richmond, TX 77469. Tel: 281-342-6478. Cost: Fee.