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Bullock Texas State History Museum

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Neighbourhood: Downtown
As featured in 3 Days in Austin and 2 other guides
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Address: 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: +1 512-936-8746
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09:00 - 17:00
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Museum that chronicles the history of Texas with three themed exhibits:...

Museum that chronicles the history of Texas with three themed exhibits: Land, Identity and Opportunity.

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Interesting bits of Texas history that you don't often see in a Texas History museum. And, there is the La Belle.

My husband and I took 1 1/2 hours to read, see, and watch videos of Texas history on just 1 of the 3 floors. So much to see and read! We will be coming back to learn more on the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I took 1 1/2 hours to read, see, and watch videos of Texas history on just 1 of the 3 floors. So much to see and read! We will be coming back to learn more on the other 2 floors. HEB sponsors free admission on the 1st Sunday of each month from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Parking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a very interesting few hours exploring this museum which gives a fascinating overview of the history of Texas. Strangely hardly anything on the American Indians - and nothing (that we saw) of the Kennedy assassination or the Alamo - significant events in the history of Texas

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Affordable, educational, interactive... what else can you ask for in a family attraction. The museum has lots of exhibits that are all very well curated and together do an excellent job of telling the story of Texas. It's not just walking around and looking at things, though. There is a good amount of interaction, via puzzles, games, interactive audio/video, etc.... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must stop in Austin, So much history and this museum tells much of it. Lots to see and keep your attention. More for the adult than the kids, that love history

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Dacula, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not every state history museum presents all of their history...good and bad. While history can be presented in sanitized ways or focus on one perspective or the other, the Bullock museum does an excellent job of walking a person through Texas history through all of its moments, even those like the interment camps for German and Japanese immigrants and the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tells great history of Texas. Would love to see it be the single source for documents like the Texas Declaration of Independence or the Travis Letter. Still the museum does a good job of telling the Texas Story.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened to visit on the first Sunday of the month so it was free.Wow what pioneers the Texans are.They packed in a huge amount in less than 200 years- a lot of fighting involved- Mexicans,Native Americans.I would have liked a bit more info on the Alamo. There was so much information to digest and being jetlagged did not help... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Museum Friendly, Good Theatre, near UT austin fun place to go on weekends. Texas State History. and In expensive

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Palestine, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From start to finish this museum is awesome. Our intended purpose was to learn the State's history, geography and begin to get the flavor of as much of the range of the State's history as we could. This museum delivers that. Enjoyed the Ray Benson interactive videos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum. Many staff and volunteers who make the place very good to visit. Texas has a long history and it is well presented here.

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