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Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
See the original wooden gate of the Alamo, one of the most prized possessions, at Bullock Texas State History Museum. The permanent exhibit spreads over three floors and tells the story of Texas, from the earliest Native American communities and Spanish missions to the struggle for independence and the modern era. Through numerous artifacts and multimedia presentations, you can see how the land was shaped and cultivated, and how different cultures and ideologies blended together to form the Texan identity. The museum regularly hosts temporary exhibits that cover different aspects of Texan culture and history. If you’re visiting with kids, check for the special programs for families. Plan your visit to Bullock Texas State History Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Austin itinerary maker.
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  • Loved the come and take it exhibit! We also the Nazi prpaganda exhibit very interactive. We also loved how there we workers all throughout the exhibits to answer questions and give demonstrators 
  • They have fun activities for kids every first Sunday of the month. A lot of educational, interesting stuff. My son loves to go there 
  • I've been here a few times, and have always enjoyed myself. Yes, it's a museum, so there's lots of historical stuff. But, there's also an IMAX theatre with awesome films. Who doesn't like that? And th...  read more »
  • I love history and museums. I learned this Museum existed because of the brown sign I saw while driving north on Highway 35. The next day, on Wednesday, August 12, 2016, I had some spare time to stop in and visit. I only had about an hour and a half, but it was very much worth the admission cost of $12.00. I was even able to catch most of a Docent Guided Tour. I wish I could remember the Volunteer Docent's name. He was an older gentleman, really sweet, very knowledgeable & knew how to tell the stories of the people's lives. If I ever visit Texas again someday, I will have to come back and plan to spend a lot of time here - maybe a couple days!
  • A great introduction to Texas history. The Bullock Museum does a great job of providing an overview of Texas history. While not shying away from the darker periods, the museum provides a family-friendly story of Texas' founding, independence, growth and modern history. Take advantage of the in-costume experts, they're more than just props and can provide in depth explanations of their exhibits. It is a great way to spend an afternoon.
  • The ground floor is all about how the La Belle and it's captain La Salle made its way from France and how they copied once arrived. The first floor probably had the most historic facts and shows the forming of the Texas community, Texas as a republic and as a state. The last floor shows how the oil modernized Texas and made it boom economically and ends with a quick glance at its current culture, aeronautics contributions and Big Bend reserve.
  • Great experience! Many exhibits that were very well designed. What I loved the most was that there were guides who took part in the excavation, discovery, or were involved some way. Ex: I talked with former Nasa employee about his experience and contributions at Nasa. I would recommend for everyone to take advantage of the 1st Friday of every month free admission. I just went August 5th for my first time.
  • This place was impressive, for the size. From the displays to the very helpful staff. It was full of Texas pride, learned a lot and took some great fotos.
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