Phone: 325.572.3365
Tues-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5        
Wear your boots. We are…

The Texas You Expect

Mission Statement

The mission of the Taylor County History Center shall be to collect, preserve, and exhibit artifacts, structures, and landscapes of historical, cultural, and environmental nature of the last fifty years (1875-1925) of the West Texas Frontier. The artifact and archive collections shall be used for educational, scholarly, and genealogical research to provoke continued learning in our visitors.

Become a Member Today! 

By joining the Taylor County History Center, you’ll receive many benefits, including free admission to other institutions, like the Abilene Zoo! 

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Rustic Weddings

The Buffalo Gap Chapel, known locally as “The Sweet Church,” has been the perfect back drop for hundreds of weddings since 1902.  With modern amenities like air conditioning and heat, but original elements such as the historic floors and pews, your special day will have the unique setting you’re looking for.

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School Field Trips

The Taylor County History Center has eight different hands-on programming for your class to experience! Learn everything from history to math on the frontier!

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Exhibits and Artifacts

Every year, we have a team of interns working to build new exhibits.  Check back often to see what’s new and to see the progress we’ve made in preserving our historic buildings.

Upcoming Events

There’s always something going on at the History Center, from weekend programs to special events to fundraisers!

Ghost Tours
October 14 and October 21, 2017  The Mesquite Storytellers of Abilene tell haunting stories of the frontier on this late night tour of the Village.

October 14, 2017  “Hang ’em High, Tales of Frontier Justice” by Dr. Lydia Long.  11 am to 12 pm. Free admission.

Military Appreciation Day October 15 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Every 3rd Sunday all Military and their family receive FREE admission. Must present Military ID. Thank you for your service! See y’all Sunday! Sunday Hours: 12-5.  Last admission is taken at 4:15.

“I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that…For all its enormous range of space, climate, and physical appearance, and for all the internal squabbles, contentions, and strivings, Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America. Rich, poor, Panhandle, Gulf, city, country, Texas is the obsession, the proper study, and the passionate possession of all Texans.”  ~ John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley

Get Involved!

We’d love to have you volunteer!

Help with Special Events!
Greet Visitors!
Teach School Tours!
Maintain the Grounds and Landscape!
Assist in the Office!
VOLUNTEER

This Day in Texas History

  • 1837 Pinckney C. Caldwell was awarded 960 acres of land for his service in the Texas Revolution. He was a defender of the Gonzales cannon.

Contact Us

Taylor County History Center
133 N. William Street
Buffalo Gap, Texas 79508

Museum: 325-572-3365
Offices: 325-572-3974