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.
2200 West 35th St., Bldg. 6 (map)
Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
Admission to the museum is FREE.
May 23, 2015 | 9:00 am
Close Assault 1944
Remember the true meaning of Memorial Day with this stirring look back at World War II. Close Assault 1944 honors the service and sacrifice of America’s veterans by focusing on the history of the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas Army National Guard during World War II. The free program, now in its eighth year, features members of the Texas Military Forces Living History Detachment exhibiting the uniform and equipment worn by the American GI in the European Theater of the Second World War, as well as those of his German opponent. In addition, the two-day event will provide guests the opportunity to witness firing demonstrations of the most famous U.S. and German small arms of World War II, as well as see everything from tents and radio equipment to GI baseball gloves and mess kits and operational vehicles such as an M4 Sherman Tank, M3 Halftrack and Jeeps.
The event will take place rain or shine and bleachers will be available for seating. Souvenirs and concessions will be available. Show times are at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. both days.
The 45,000 square-foot Texas Military Forces Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the weekend and on Veteran’s Day as well. Both the program and admission to the museum are free.
Camp Mabry is open to the public and adults will need to show a valid photo ID such as a driver’s license or a military ID to come on post.