Frontier Texas!

Frontier Texas! is a world class interactive museum and visitor center located in downtown Abilene, Texas. Legends, History, Adventure!

Located in historic downtown Abilene, Frontier Texas! is a western heritage center that allows visitors to relive the Old West through the magic of state-of-the-art technology. Frontier Texas! brings the frontier to life and lets visitors meet people who played out their lives on the Texas frontier. Frontier Texas! also serves as the official visitor center for Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail Region.

Experience the legendary Texas frontier through innovative exhibits and unique encounters at Frontier Texas! Learn the story of the old west through our 90 minute hands on old west adventure “Blood & Treasure on the Frontier.” Educational Programs at Frontier Texas! are designed to provide a rich educational experience for everyone. The 14,000 square-foot facility isn’t a traditional museum with exhibits displayed in glass cases. At Frontier Texas!, you relive buffalo stampedes, a shootout in the Bee Hive Saloon, a wolf attack and more.

And don’t forget to visit The General Store that carries all your Texas souvenirs including books, t-shirts, jewelry, canned goods, and unique items made by local artisans. Frontier Texas! is the perfect place for families, History buffs, or anyone who just wants to learn a little bit more about the Lone Star state. Legends, History, Adventure.

Our iconic flag was adopted today.

Abilene Railroad Depot

Some fantastic photos of the Abilene Railroad Depot back when passenger railway travel was still popular. Big thanks to Joel Smith with Remember Abilene When for sharing these gems! Do any of our followers remember,or have been on a passenger train ?

Britt Johnson is at Frontier Texas and you can hear his story of his life on the frontier.

Frontier Texas on LinkedIn: "At the Texas Historical Commission’s 2019 REAL PLACES Awards Ceremony for accomplishments and exemplary leadership in the preservation of Texas’ heritage, the John L. Nau, III Award for Excellence in Museums was...

We WON a great Texas museum award: January 21, 2019: Frontier Texas posted images on LinkedIn

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Buck Taylor Then & Now

Texas Forts Trail Region

On this day in 1865, while on their way into the town of Mason, the Todd family was attacked by Indians. Mrs. Todd, a black female servant and the family’s dogs were killed. Fourteen-year-old Alice Todd, who was home for Christmas vacation from the San Saba Female Seminary, was captured and never recovered. A pictograph at Paint Rock is thought to record the attack and capture of Alice. In the background of the photo below taken at Frontier Texas in Abilene is a copy of that famous pictograph.
#TexasFortsTrail #Onthisday #RealWildWest

Due to weather conditions in the morning we will open at 11:00am on Thursday, January 3, 2019.

Happy New Year Y'all!

Texas Forts Trail Region

The state of Texas was officially annexed into the United States of America on this date in 1845. (Image is of map available at #OnThisDay #TexasFortsTrail #TexasForever

Merry Christmas Y'all! We are closed today but will be open for regular hours tomorrow.

We are open today from 9-4pm! Come get your last minute shopping done without the crowds.

We are open Christmas Eve 9-4pm and Closed Christmas Day.

You can see Mackenzie brought back to life at Frontier Texas.

Thank you to those that serve and continue to serve to protect our freedom.

Look what’s back at Frontier Texas! Just in time for Christmas.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving and we will see y'all Friday!

What's your favorite way to cook a turkey for Thanksgiving?

Thank your veterans for your service and sacrifice.

We just got new Texas hats and shirts! Come in for yourself or gifts for others.

Check out the new hats and caps we got in! The shirts are super soft and the caps come in different colors and styles.

Do you add corn, jalapenos or meat?

Today is the first day of whitetail hunting season!

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625 N 1st St
Abilene, TX

General information

Exhibit Admission Pricing: Adults $10; Seniors (60 and over) $7; Military $7; Students and teachers (with valid ID) $6; Children (ages 3-12) $5; Children (under 3) FREE Family Annual Memberships: $80

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00
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