Built in 1850 as Brownsville founder Charles Stillman's house, the museum showcases Brownsville from the Spanish arrival to modern times. The Heritage Resource Center offers local valley history. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. and 1-5 p.m. Sun. Admission charge. 1325 E. Washington. www.brownsvill...
A trail map, available at the Brownsville Convention and Visitors Bureau, guides visitors through the original town site. Historical structures have markers.
The museum's permanent collection includes works by N.C. Wyeth, Marc Chagall and James Whistler. The league hosts annual exhibitions, including the International Art Show and the Student International Art Show. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Wed. 660 Ringgold St. www.brownsv...
Honors veterans from the Civil War and the U.S.-Mexico War, founding families, members of the Free Masons and Hebrew community members. The Old City Cemetery Center has an interpretive exhibit on the cemetery. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Guided cemetery tours are 10 a.m. Fri. Guided tours also...
Offers interactive exhibits for children. Exhibits include learning about math and reading through role play, shopping at an H.E. Buddy Market and giving a live weather report. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. and noon-4 p.m. Sun. Admission charge. 5 Dean Porter Park. www.cmofbrownsville.com
Museum features memorabilia, equipment, video presentation and artifacts from World War II, plus fully operational vintage aircraft from WWII and the Korean Conflict. Gift shop and Crew Member Lounge. Open Oct.-March 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tue.-Sat. CAF Air Fiesta is in March. Admission charge. Bro...
Find rotating displays of native costumes of the Americas, a research center, visiting exhibits and historic costumes. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. and noon-4 p.m. Sun. Admission charge. 5 Dean Porter Park. www.costumesoftheamericasmuseum.net
Fort Brown defended the border during the Mexican War. The hospital is now part of Texas Southmost College. The cavalry barracks, medical lab, guardhouse and morgue also remain. International Boulevard at May Street. www.utb.edu
The park has more than 360 species of animals, 43 of which are listed as endangered, plus many tropical and Neotropical plants. All facilities are accessible by wheelchair. Open at 9 a.m. daily. Admission charge. Ringgold and Sixth streets. www.gpz.org
A restored 1928 Southern Pacific depot in Spanish Colonial Revivalist style exhibits local military history, arrival of French-teaching nuns, displays of agricultural and ranching tools, and artifacts from the Mexican War. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Admission charge. 6...
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