Frontier Texas is home to the General Store, where you'll find Texas souvenirs, canned goodies, and so much more!
The museum hosts a number of programs throughout the year. Summer Camps are held each June for grades 1st-6th. The camp features fun experiences and activities on Texas culture.
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.
Buck Taylor Heritage Award
Real Texas Food and History
May 20, 2021
Tribute Film Festival
May 2, 2020
Belt Sander Races
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 6:00PM - 9:30PM
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"
Monday-Saturday 9:00 am-6:00 pm with the last showing at 4:30 pm.
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm with the last showing at 3:30 pm.
This month in Texas history
Date: August 26, 1892
On this day, the town of Runningwater, in Hale County, officially opened with a barbecue for area residents. An earlier settlement at the site was named Wadsworth until the post office, established in December 1890, was renamed Runningwater to draw attention to the presence of flowing water. A rural school was also established that year. The founder of the community and its first postmaster was a railroad land speculator, Dennis Rice. C. C. Slaughter was among the town's early promoters. Rice planned to build a cheese factory in Runningwater but eventually gave up the idea when a leading promoter moved away. A sustained drought and a grasshopper invasion hindered settlement in the mid-1890s, but passage of the Four-Section Act in 1895 brought new settlers into the area. However, the Fort Worth and Denver Railway missed the community by three miles when the tracks were laid in 1928. The post office was moved to Edmonson Switch on the railroad in 1937 and Runningwater was largely abandoned.
Explore this exhibit: A Wild Land
13,000 Years of cultures smashed by the forces of this region