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Taylor County History Center

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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What A Trip!

For anyone who has an extra couple of hours, this trip is well worth the time and effort to get... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Denton, Texas
Excellent History Museum

Touring in the area, my wife spotted Buffalo Gap on the map and read about the history. She wanted... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Silver Springs, Florida
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The Taylor County History Center, previously the Buffalo Gap Historic Village, located in Buffalo Gap, Texas, tells the story of the last fifty years of the West Texas frontier. Through interactive exhibits, educational programming, and historic...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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133 N. William St, Buffalo Gap, TX 79508-2231
+1 325-572-3365
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 March 2010

This is a collection of old buildings filled with period furnishing. Their are handheld speakers that give information on the time period, use of the building, information about life at the time, and information about the architecture. You can listen to every single message or...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2015

We visited on a weekday in February and were the only visitors. It was quaint and nice to go through the various buildings. I enjoyed seeing the various artifacts but felt that they needed a bit more organization. When you walked in a building, they...More

1  Thank LadyAnn_Crozet
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

For anyone who has an extra couple of hours, this trip is well worth the time and effort to get here. As others have said, it's a real trip back in time. Some of the stuff I remember from childhood. Other stuff pre-dates me, by...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Touring in the area, my wife spotted Buffalo Gap on the map and read about the history. She wanted to go, so we detoured. As we were driving through, we spied the History Museum and decided to stop. It was definitely worth the time and...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Buffalo Gap has preserved a small village as it was back in the late 1800's and early 1900's. This area was a hub of old west activity back in the day. It was fascinating to see an old printing press, jail, school house, church, and...More

Thank TxAnne9
Reviewed 21 April 2018

We travel in our RV and always search for dog friendly historical attractions.Only positives here.Very friendly employees, military discounts, tons of information and building to explore. Visiting this area has been a bit of a disappointment for historical or cultural attractions, this was top notch.Loved...More

Thank ladyme1
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

First of all let me say this is not the biggest fronter Village I've been to but it is by far the most friendly. You will not find velvet ropes every window. You get to actually walk on the floors, up the stairs look into...More

Thank Lashandsteel
Reviewed 12 March 2018

if you are into historical places this place is a great place to see. Building and items from years gone by and tons of history too. Really enjoyed my visit here. reasonable priced at $6.00

Thank Riverbabe60
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We drove to Buffalo Gap twice during our visit to Abilene. Once on Sunday afternoon when their published hours said they would be open. They were closed. Went back on Monday, and found they are closed o n Mondays. So, call before you go to...More

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

On February 1, 2017, after seventeen years of opening the Buffalo Gap Historic Village, the McWhiney History Education Group gifted this museum to the people of Taylor County and the visiting public, passing along a sizable endowment to keep the place operating in perpetuity. The...More

Thank Donald F
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here since I was a kid. This is a good interactive experience for the whole family. Lots of history and artifacts to learn about. Wish there was more to see. But never gets old.

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

A short distance from Abilene, Buffalo Gap's historic village is worth a trip. We were excited to see the old courthouse and explore the historic buildings. My daughter loved learning about how people in the area lived during the last two centuries. Reasonably priced and...More

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Response from GeneralStore1853 | Property representative |
Adults: $7 Seniors 55+ $6 Military, Veteran, First Responders: $6 Group Rate (15 or more w/ 24 hour notice): $5 Children under 5: FREE Buffalo Gap Residents: FREE
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Response from PapaKoolKat | Reviewed this property |
Hours June, July, August: Mon. - Sat., 9 a.m to 5 p.m. and Sun., Noon to 5 p.m.; Winter Hours: Mon. - Sat., 10 a.m to 5 p.m. and Sun., Noon to 5 p.m.