Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin

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See the original wooden gate of the Alamo, one of the most prized possessions, at Bullock Texas State History Museum. The permanent exhibit spreads over three floors and tells the story of Texas, from the earliest Native American communities and Spanish missions to the struggle for independence and the modern era. Through numerous artifacts and multimedia presentations, you can see how the land was shaped and cultivated, and how different cultures and ideologies blended together to form the Texan identity. The museum regularly hosts temporary exhibits that cover different aspects of Texan culture and history. If you’re visiting with kids, check for the special programs for families. Plan my day in Austin using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • Enjoyable informative museum about the history of Texas which has some interesting exhibits. Particularly enjoyed the mini cinema exhibit which showed how cowboys have been portrayed in the movies... 
    Enjoyable informative museum about the history of Texas which has some interesting exhibits. Particularly enjoyed the mini cinema exhibit which showed how cowboys have been portrayed in the movies...  more »
  • This is a very well organized and informative museum, including the history of the United States. I loved the artifacts, written descriptions, displays, and videos. They are really interesting and... 
    This is a very well organized and informative museum, including the history of the United States. I loved the artifacts, written descriptions, displays, and videos. They are really interesting and...  more »
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  • Great place to get out of the heat. Some dated items, it's it's museum! Great gift shop with a very nice staff. The museum itself is laid out very nicely start at the top or start at the bottom. Loads of fun for the kids as well as adults. Parking is available nearby and an easy walk. The first Sunday of every month the museum is free for all!
  • I really enjoyed my experience here. I wasn't expecting the remains of a ship to be housed here. There are plenty of places in the exhibit to sit down which is important when you have a disability. There are also elevators and ramps. I especially enjoyed the exhibits about the indigenous peoples. I only wish there was more about ancient indigenous culture. There's a section on how Texas became independent, civil rights, and Texas industries.

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