Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin

4.6
#2 of 23 in Museums in Austin
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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  • Start with the movie so kids get a context of the museum. They did get bored at one point but overall easy walkthrough. I thought it was a bit pricey and we had to pay $10 extra for parking. It is a g...  more »
  • This is a wonderful museum on Texas and US history. The exhibits are modern and largely neutral in their presentation, which is refreshing. The museum basically explain Texas's place in North American...  more »
  • We visited the Bullock Texas State History Museum on a Monday in August. We took our 10 year old and 7 year old after they saw the museum on a travel show. First, let me say that this review is based ...  more »
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  • I was very disappointed in the Bullock Museum! The Belle exhibit was closed. It lacked artifacts and was mostly reading. The flow was choppy. And, most of all, when it came to Texas disasters the only included The Storm of 1900 and the New London School Explosion! What happened to the Texas City Explosion? My grandfather died that day in April. I was truly disappointed. It's a beautiful building though.
  • This museum is great. The exhibits are informative and are interesting. We took our 4yo daughter here and she want bored once. There is something for everybody here. Even with part of the place under renovations it didn't take away from it a bit.
  • Lots of things to look at here. Lots of information on Austin and San Antonio. Great place to visit and beat this July heat. Lots of reading but it is very informative. They also have little spots to sit and watch a short informational video. Some of the staff are very happy to tell you all about whatever you want to know, they are people that love what they do, and you can tell!
  • We always enjoy the Bullock Museum and the rodeo special exhibit was great but they really blew it (and have so confessed) by not including more about black rodeo cowboys. Also it was a bit tilted towards big city rodeos. This rodeo fan enjoys driving clear across Texas to attend those in all the little burgs.... Sonora, Stonewall, Pecos, Palestine, Crosby.....
  • Nice place. Very interesting and entertaining if you are a history fan. A part of it was off-limits due to remodeling (June 2018), so I guess it will be even better in the coming months. Also, Texas is the birthplace of the integrated circuit (Jack Kilby, Texas Instruments engineer) so this should be a pilgrimage destination to all us electronics and computing engineers! The exhibition about this was quite modest. It should be highlighted more (maybe Dallas has a museum dedicated to this topic?).

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