Texas Military Forces Museum

The Texas Military Forces Museum tells the story of Texas Military Forces from 1823 to the present day. From the early milita units of the Texas Revolution to the Volunteer Guard, to the soliders of WWI and WWII to the present day men and women of the Texas National Guard. The role of the Texas Military Forces in both war and peace is highlighted.

Exhibits feature tanks, planes, jeeps, uniforms, weapons, equipment and much more. Admission is FREE. Our hours are Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. A picture ID is required for adults to enter Camp Mabry, but the post is OPEN to the public. We do 3 battle reenactments a year for the public in April, May and November.

Also museum staff is available Monday to Friday 7 am to 5 pm to answer questions, do research requests, or take appointments for special requests. The museum has the World War I service cards for every Texan who served during the war, Army, Navy and Marine. In addition we have extensive archives and a research library focused on Texas Military.

 

location

2200 West 35th St., Bldg. 6 (map)

hours

Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 4 pm

admissions

Admission to the museum is FREE.

phone

(512) 782-5659

website

www.texasmilitaryforcesmuseum.org

upcoming events

April 18, 2015 | 8:00 am

Camp Mabry Open House/Muster Day

Muster Day traces it’s roots back to when Texas was still a republic. In the early days, on an annual basis, the troops were ‘mustered’ or called to report. Over the years, the mustering of the troops became obsolete. However, the Texas Military Forces Museum as part of the Texas Military Forces yearly Open House at Camp Mabry, holds a Muster Day where reenactors of all periods from the Texas Revolution through current times can display their historical uniforms, weapons and equipment and show them to the general public. In addition there is a large WWII battle reenactment each day at 2 pm. These battles feature 200 Allied and German soldiers recreating a WWII battle using original equipment, tanks, and weapons from the time period. This includes a fly over by AT-6 Texans as part of the battle. The museum will be open each day from 9 am to 5 pm. Gates open at 8 am each day and close at 5 pm. As well as the museum events, there will be displays by the Texas Military Forces, helicopter demos, First Reponders, children’s activites, Vietnam Wall Memorial, and much, much more. Muster-Day-handout2015    

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