Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin

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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 my day in Austin using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • The first floor alone is worth the visit. An excellent, comprehensive examination of the origins of Texas. The second floor is fascinating as well but seems to be a work in progress. I didn't make it....  more
    The first floor alone is worth the visit. An excellent, comprehensive examination of the origins of Texas. The second floor is fascinating as well but seems to be a work in progress. I didn't make it....  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our 3-hour visit at this interesting, informative, and immersive museum all about the history of Texas. It has a lot of neat exhibits including the original Capitol statute... 
    We thoroughly enjoyed our 3-hour visit at this interesting, informative, and immersive museum all about the history of Texas. It has a lot of neat exhibits including the original Capitol statute...  more »
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  • Really excellent museum! This was not a part of the original plans for our four-day trip to Austin, but one rainy day left us scrambling for new plans to improvise with, and I have to think it was fate that took us to this really lovely museum. Tons of great info on Texas history, and history of the entire country, in a well-curated and accessible museum located right in between the state capitol and the UT campus (which are both also great sightseeing opportunities, that you could make a whole day out of).
  • Ventured here on Sunday because we learned that the museum is free on every first Sunday of the month! It was low-key and there weren't too many visitors when we went, which allowed us to walk around freely and take our time looking at the exhibits that piqued our interests most. I highly recommend checking out the museum to learn the history of Texas any time of the week, but if you're looking for free weekend fun, First Sundays is the time to go!

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