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Taylor County History Center

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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What A Trip!

For anyone who has an extra couple of hours, this trip is well worth the time and effort to get... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
Denton, Texas
Excellent History Museum

Touring in the area, my wife spotted Buffalo Gap on the map and read about the history. She wanted... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
Silver Springs, Florida
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The Taylor County History Center, previously the Buffalo Gap Historic Village, located in Buffalo Gap, Texas, tells the story of the last fifty years of the West Texas frontier. Through interactive exhibits, educational programming, and historic...more
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133 N. William St, Buffalo Gap, TX 79508-2231
+1 325-572-3365
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

For anyone who has an extra couple of hours, this trip is well worth the time and effort to get here. As others have said, it's a real trip back in time. Some of the stuff I remember from childhood. Other stuff pre-dates me, by...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Touring in the area, my wife spotted Buffalo Gap on the map and read about the history. She wanted to go, so we detoured. As we were driving through, we spied the History Museum and decided to stop. It was definitely worth the time and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HoopFL
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Buffalo Gap has preserved a small village as it was back in the late 1800's and early 1900's. This area was a hub of old west activity back in the day. It was fascinating to see an old printing press, jail, school house, church, and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TxAnne9
Reviewed April 20, 2018

We travel in our RV and always search for dog friendly historical attractions.Only positives here.Very friendly employees, military discounts, tons of information and building to explore. Visiting this area has been a bit of a disappointment for historical or cultural attractions, this was top notch.Loved...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ladyme1
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

First of all let me say this is not the biggest fronter Village I've been to but it is by far the most friendly. You will not find velvet ropes every window. You get to actually walk on the floors, up the stairs look into...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lashandsteel
Reviewed March 11, 2018

if you are into historical places this place is a great place to see. Building and items from years gone by and tons of history too. Really enjoyed my visit here. reasonable priced at $6.00

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Riverbabe60
Reviewed November 21, 2017

We drove to Buffalo Gap twice during our visit to Abilene. Once on Sunday afternoon when their published hours said they would be open. They were closed. Went back on Monday, and found they are closed o n Mondays. So, call before you go to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Pat S
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

On February 1, 2017, after seventeen years of opening the Buffalo Gap Historic Village, the McWhiney History Education Group gifted this museum to the people of Taylor County and the visiting public, passing along a sizable endowment to keep the place operating in perpetuity. The...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank donaldsfrazier
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here since I was a kid. This is a good interactive experience for the whole family. Lots of history and artifacts to learn about. Wish there was more to see. But never gets old.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jason H
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

A short distance from Abilene, Buffalo Gap's historic village is worth a trip. We were excited to see the old courthouse and explore the historic buildings. My daughter loved learning about how people in the area lived during the last two centuries. Reasonably priced and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Response from GeneralStore1853 | Property representative |
Adults: $7 Seniors 55+ $6 Military, Veteran, First Responders: $6 Group Rate (15 or more w/ 24 hour notice): $5 Children under 5: FREE Buffalo Gap Residents: FREE
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Response from PapaKoolKat | Reviewed this property |
Hours June, July, August: Mon. - Sat., 9 a.m to 5 p.m. and Sun., Noon to 5 p.m.; Winter Hours: Mon. - Sat., 10 a.m to 5 p.m. and Sun., Noon to 5 p.m.