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Taylor County History Center

133 N William St, Buffalo Gap, TX 79508-2231
+1 325-572-3365
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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
HoopFL
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Silver Springs, Florida
Amazing trip back in time

Buffalo Gap has preserved a small village as it was back in the late 1800's and early 1900's. This... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
TxAnne9
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Terrell, Texas
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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 interpretation, guests experience the formative years when the region changed from the Wild West to civilized settlements. The iconic structure of the Village, the original Taylor County Courthouse, represents the presence of justice on the once untamed frontier. The collection includes over fifteen historic structures from the region and over 10,000 artifacts representing the material culture of West Texas.
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  • Average7%
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133 N William St, Buffalo Gap, TX 79508-2231
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+1 325-572-3365
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 28 June 2017

If you’re interested in visiting 19th century Texas this is a place to see. An entire Plains town is contained within one block. Authentic buildings illustrating how our families lived just a few generations ago. The blacksmith shop actually was being used – a local...More

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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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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.
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