Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin

4.8
#6 of 16 in Museums in Austin
Texas Military Forces Museum is located in Austin. Arrange to visit Texas Military Forces Museum and other attractions in Austin using our Austin trip planner .
Create an itinerary including Texas Military Forces Museum
map
Texas Military Forces Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
170 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Texas has a long and checkered military history dating to before the Alamo and on into Afghanistan. The National Guard has served the state very well in both war and peace and this museum displays the...  more »
  • This is a great attraction. There are several vehicles to look at. You can climb into the back of one of the trucks and kids can sit in a simulation plane for a photo op. It is great for anyone intere...  more »
  • This is an excellent museum which tells the story of the Texas Military from 1823 to today. If not the best, it certainly is in the top three Military Museums in Texas. All you need to get on the base...  more »
Google
  • Excellent military museum that covers the US history from the very early Spanish conquistadors to modern day. Emphasis is on the contribution of Texas and Texans over the years. Different displays, vehicles, weapons, & memorabilia from different conflicts. Museum is on Camp Mabry and is FREE! Indoor exhibit is air conditioned and has a lot of really great stuff. Alamo exhibit tries to dispel myths but admits that there is limited "real" detail available. Lots of tanks & artillery outside so in the summer it's hot but there is a little shade.
  • Awe inspiring, from stories of the Lost Battalion to Fort Donnelson. There is a new section with many regimental Confederate flags preserved. Very well done! (Except the founding of Jamestown was in 1607, not 1608.)
  • Great Museum!!! I had no idea this was in Austin. Their reenactment battle on Memorial Day is something you can't miss! Pyro, tanks and machine guns along with a great history lesson. Really helped tell the story of why Memorial Day is so important, it definitely gave me a new respect for all those who have fought for us.
  • Excellent free museum on Camp Mabry base. The people working there are extremely knowledge and can provide even more stories behind some of the artifacts. The collection of military vehicles is also impressive.
  • Absolutely fascinating!! Free to visit, and super friendly staff. Visit if you have the opportunity to, even if you have to drive a bit to get there. It's worth it.

Plan your trip to Austin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Austin

Austin bills itself as the "Live Music Capital of the World," so it shouldn't come as a surprise that many of its hotels sell out long before the city's popular festivals. If you wish to stay near downtown's live music scene, look for package deals and book your accommodations well in advance. If downtown clubs and bars aren't your priority, consider hotels located just outside the central part of town, in comfortable areas where you won't need a car to get to most of the city's major cultural sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Austin by other users

58 days in Canada & United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Austin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Austin, Lafayette & New Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, romantic, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Austin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans