Frontier Texas is home to the General Store, where you'll find Texas souvenirs, canned goodies, and so much more!
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.
2014 Holiday Hours
Bring the family, we're open!
Miss Frontier Texas 2015
Not your average beauty pageant
Big Country Pet Parade
It's a Howl-o-ween delight!
Belt Sander Races
Like nothing you have ever seen before!
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"
This month in Texas history
Date: December 15, 1855
On this day, troopers of the Second United States Cavalry Regiment entered Texas for the first time. The Second, one of four new regiments approved by Congress in the spring of 1855, was organized specifically for service on the Texas frontier. The regiment left Jefferson Barracks, near St. Louis, in late October and rode through Missouri, part of Arkansas, and a corner of Indian Territory before crossing the Red River into Texas. Its officers were hand-picked by Secretary of War Jefferson Davis; thus the elite regiment was known as "Jeff Davis's Own." The Second Cavalry remained in Texas until the Civil War. During its stay, companies of the regiment were involved in some forty engagements along the western and northern frontiers of Texas and along the Rio Grande, fighting Apaches, Comanches, Kiowas, and Mexican marauders. The regiment was known for the outstanding quality of the sixteen general officers it produced in the 6½ years of its existence. The Second supplied one-half of the full generals of the Confederate Army: Albert Sidney Johnston, Robert E. Lee, Edmund Kirby Smith, and John Bell Hood. The Second Cavalry was Lee's last command in the United States Army.
Explore this exhibit: A Wild Land
13,000 Years of cultures smashed by the forces of this region