According to records, in 1897 a Texas horned lizard was sealed in the cornerstone of the Eastland courthouse. In 1928, a new courthouse was erected, the prior cornerstone was opened, and the horned toad was found alive. The small animal received great publicity and was displayed nationally. When ...
This museum honors the 12th Armored Division that served during World War II. Based out of Camp Barkeley near Abilene, the "Hellcats" fought in Europe and occupied Japan. It includes a historical collection and serves as a teaching museum for the study of World War II. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Sa...
The old jail served as the detention center until 1973. It now houses the original cells and a never-used gallows, in addition to the sheriff's living quarters. Open 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Fri. and 1–4 p.m. Sat. Admission charge. 116 N. Graham.
This civilian aviation history museum is housed in an art deco building designed by Joseph Finger. The museum received congressional recognition for its importance to the nation in the preservation and presentation of civil aviation heritage. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Sat. and 1–5 p.m. Sun. 8325 T...
The 1st Cavalry Division Museum exhibits more than 150 years of cavalry
uniforms, equipment and arms from sabers to assault helicopters. Highlights the
cavalry's evolving role in conflicts since the Civil War, with an emphasis on
combat during World War II, in Korea and in Vietnam. Also inc...
This historic structure was built in 1909 from material salvaged from the first Perry home, which was built in 1857. Furnishings, tools and the adjacent barn offer visitors a nostalgic look at an earlier time in Texas. Open 10 a.m.–noon and 1–5 p.m. Wed.–Sat. Free. 1509 N. Perry Road , north of B...
One of the first art centers in the Southwest is in the Learning Resources Center on the Wayland Baptist University Campus. Rotating exhibits. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 2–5 p.m. Sat. Closed on days the Center is closed. 1900 W. Seventh. 806/291-1000. www.wbu.edu/student_life/malouf_abraha...
Legend says James Draughon won a huge pot in a poker game by playing the ace of clubs. The house's floor plan is based on that club. The elegant 1885 Italianate-Victorian house is furnished as a living museum. Original furnishings. Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tue.–Sat. Call for tour times. Admission char...
Texas' smallest state historic site includes the gravesite of Elizabeth Crockett, the second wife of celebrated folk hero Davy Crockett. A monument marks the burial site of Crockett's widow. Texas Historical Commission property. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. Free. From Granbury, go 4.5 miles east on ...
Under a neat, white stucco sheath, the Hudspeth County Courthouse is the Southwest's only in-use government structure made of adobe. It's a popular snapshot subject. A replica of old Fort Hancock—the last fort built to protect against Native Americans (1882–95)—is displayed.
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