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
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"
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: July 13, 1903
On this day, a proclamation was made from the steps of the Texas Capitol offering a $50,000 prize for the discovery of a way to rid Texas of the boll weevil. This small snout beetle had been ravaging cotton crops in Mexico for at least two millenia. Its introduction into Texas seems to have been first announced by Charles W. DeRyee of Corpus Christi in a letter dated October 3, 1894. It had reached all of East Texas by 1903 and by the 1920s had spread north and west to the High Plains. The insect continued to spread through Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, the Carolinas, Tennessee, and Virginia. Calcium Arsenate was found to be reasonably effective against it, and during the 1920s fluorides were introduced. Since the weevil does not survive well on the high plains of Texas, this region proved to be more favorable to future cotton production. The 1903 prize was never awarded to anyone.
Explore this exhibit: A Wild Land
13,000 Years of cultures smashed by the forces of this region