The Bullock Texas State History Museum
The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a fantastic place for families to learn about the history of the Lone Star State. Located in downtown Austin, TX, this museum has been designated as one of America's Top Ten Museums by PBS and attracts more than 335,000 visitors annually.
This Greater Austin Museum features four floors with exhibits on Texas culture and heritage, including agriculture and ranching; military life; Native Americans; urban life; the environment; politics and government; sports and recreation--including rodeo life in Texas which began in 1865 when a group of former Confederate soldiers gathered at the Red River for a six-day contest to see who could stay on top an unbroken horse the longest.
The Bullock Texas State History Museum offers free admission to all visitors every Wednesday evening between six p.m. and nine p.m. when the museum stays open late for special events such as lectures, concerts, or theatrical productions in addition to its regular exhibits. It's also right next door to the Texas State Capitol, so visitors to the museum can purchase a combination ticket that includes admission to both attractions.
Nearby live music venues
The Bullock Texas State History Museum is also located just down the street from Austin's famous Sixth Street entertainment district which features live music concerts every night of the week in addition to art galleries and specialty shops. Visitors who are interested in experiencing the live music scene can grab a bite to eat at one of Sixth Street's many restaurants and bars before heading over to the museum for an educational evening.
How to get to the Bullock Texas State History Museum?
The Bullock Texas State History Museum is located along the south shore of Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin on Congress Avenue, between East 15th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. It's just across from the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum Visitor Center and next door to Republic Square Park, which offers a nice place for some people watching.
The museum is served by city bus routes and there are both pay-and self-metered on-street parking as well as several paid parking garages in downtown Austin within walking distance of the Bullock Museum. It's also close to a Capital Metrorail station, should you want to take the train into town.
Call +15129368746 to get more info about admission and schedules or visit the website at http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/
The museum is open from 10 am-5 pm M-Sun.