Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin

4.5
#2 of 16 in Museums in Austin
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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  • August 14, 2017
    Mildly expensive for what it is. The exhibit on video games was fun but not certain why it was in this museum.The 2 tweens I took seemed to enjoy themselves.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    This Museum was only ok for us. From the outside it looks huge but there really isn't a whole lot of content inside. There was a lot of different rooms for different time periods. There just wasn't mu...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    We truly enjoyed our time exploring the state museum. I felt I have a much better picture of the history behind Texas and it's culture. Definitely recommend this for families and anyone wanting to kno...  more »
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  • June 4, 2017
    Texas history is endlessly fascinating, and the Bullock Texas State History Museum has interesting permanent exhibits and special temporary exhibits which showcase slices of that history. The building itself is laid out well and is beautiful. The cafe in the museum has standard fare like sandwiches and chicken strips, but they also have specials each day which are more upscale. They also offer milkshakes, although I didn't try them. The gift shop offers a wide array of souvenirs and Texas items for reasonable prices. Highly recommended!
  • June 8, 2017
    Excellent exhibits and loved all of the state and regional history! We were so grateful that the museum offered us Blue Star admission because my son, who is leaving shortly for USMC boot camp, was with us and they honored us by allowing us to tour the museum free of charge. We will be back as often as we come to Austin. Thank you for your kindness!
  • June 27, 2017
    Worth visiting, especially for Texas history! The exhibits are reasonable. While some areas didnt have an abundance of items, the method of display was very informative, and easy to navigate. The facility was beautiful, clean and not crowded (on a Monday). Parking is an adjacent garage with easy access and reasonable rates.
  • April 30, 2017
    What a neat place. Texas history comes alive here. If you go on certain days they will have people dressed up in character. Lots of things for everyone. The artifacts are great and some of them change. A great place for an after hours activity, too.
  • May 7, 2017
    Very cool, but needs tour guides. It's kind of an explore your own museum and if in a group with younger kids, they will move to fast for the kids who actually want to learn information about our great state, cannot learn that much. The exhibits and shows at the theatre are very cool. Don't let the snakes bite!

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