School Tours, History Resources, and More 

Group School Tours

Information on planning your school tour at Frontier Texas
Educational Programs at Frontier Texas! Frontier Texas! are designed to provide a rich educational experience for everyone. The 14,000 square-foot facility isn’t a traditional museum. At Frontier Texas!, you relive buffalo stampedes, a shootout in the Bee Hive Saloon, a wolf attack and more. State-of-the-art technology makes it possible for a visitor to meet the people who played out their lives on the frontier and experience some defining moments.

History Resources

Want to learn more about the history of the area you live in? Take a look through some of our resources

The discovery that buffalo hides were suitable for industrial leather created an industry that transformed frontier Texas. Soon after the Civil War, eastern capitalists ordered as many buffalo hides as could be supplied. Hunters responded, first decimating the herds on the Northern Plains, and then coming after the millions of Texas buffalo. A government treaty protected the Texas buffalo for Indians, but hunters ignored it. The military “looked the other way” as the loss of buffalo would force the Indians onto reservations. Texas buffalo were killed out in less than a decade.

White Buffalo Hide

Guns of the west


Detailed lesson plans for Texas History in 4th and 7th grades, and U.S. History in 5th, 8th, and 11th grades

Virtual school tours

Visit the museum and never leave the classroom

Frontier history is built on the experiences of Indians, cowboys, outlaws, soldiers, buffalo hunters and settlers. Our virtual tour takes you into the galleries as our docents tell you the stories of their struggles, defeats, and victories in the taming of this wild state. This tour is designed to enhance social studies curriculum and TEKS of the Texas public school system.