Texas Military Forces Museum

Explore the Lone Star State’s Military History

On 45,000 square feet, the Texas Military Forces Museum allows you to delve into interesting regional military history.

The journey through time takes you back to the year 1823, the hour of birth of the first Texas state militia, tells about the emergence of the National Guard in 1903 and tells the stories of the Texas Revolution, the Spanish-American war, all the way to the Lone Star State’s involvement in current affairs.

In addition to stories from the past, there is also plenty to see: the museum’s permanent exhibits include numerous tanks, armored vehicles, firearms, fighter jets, and the way to soldiers’ personal uniforms and equipment.

Battle reenactments and other special events are also held throughout the year.

The Texas Military Forces Museum is located in Building 6 at Austin’s Camp Mabry, the third-oldest active military installation in Texas.

Important information: Being an active military installation, Camp Mabry requires museum visitors to show photo ID before entering.

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2200 West 35th Street, Austin, TX 78703

Opening hours

Mon - Sun: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Admission to the museum is free

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