Frontier Texas is home to the General Store, where you'll find Texas souvenirs, canned goodies, and so much more!
2015 Summer Camps are now open for registration for grades 1st-6th. The camp theme is “Texas Time Traveler” and will feature fun experiences and activities on Texas culture. June 22nd-23rd, 25th-26th.
90 minutes of hands-on adventure can be found in “Blood & Treasure on the Frontier.” Open daily, year-round.
Frontier Texas serves as a regional history museum, the visitor center for the Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail region and a great Texas-themed gift store. Open daily, year-round
All ages will enjoy the many opportunities to explore and learn about this region’s great history.
Summer Camps 2015
You and your kids will love what we have planned this summer!
Miss Frontier Texas 2015
Not your average beauty pageant
Belt Sander Races
October 15, 2015
Frontier Texas is a history museum, gift shop and the official visitor center for Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail Region. Now Showing "Blood & Treasure on the Frontier"
Our hours are: Monday-Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm (last showing at 5:00pm) and Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm (last showing at 4:00)
This month in Texas history
Date: September 12, 1844
On this day, Henri Castro, empresario of the Republic of Texas, and his first thirty-five colonists held an election to choose two justices of the peace, a constable, and the settlement's name, Castroville. Henri Castro, a learned, wise, and humane man, received contracts for two grants of land on which he was to establish 600 families. In the management of his colonies, he is more comparable to Stephen F. Austin than any other Texas empresario. He had an unbounded faith in the capacity of intelligent men for self-government. During Castro's colony's first year the population grew to 2,134. Although the colony suffered from Indian depredations, cholera, and the drought of 1848, the population increased sufficiently for the formation of Medina County in 1848.
Explore this exhibit: A Wild Land
13,000 Years of cultures smashed by the forces of this region