Phone: 325.572.3365
Tues-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5        

Visiting Information

Weather

Even though you’ll spend a lot of time inside our fifteen historic buildings, you’ll also spend a lot of time walking the grounds between each stop.  We recommend warm coats in the winter, hats for shade in the summer, and always comfortable walking shoes. We do have water for sale in the gift shop. Since preservation is our primary goal, if it’s too muddy from rain or snow, we will close the buildings. You’ll still get to tour the grounds, and since you’re only seeing half the museum, you’ll only have to pay half price admission on rainy days!

Accessibility

Our buildings are over 100 years old, and therefore have narrow doorways, steep stairs, and very few ramps. We try to provide easy access where we can, and our walkways are fairly level, but we recommend being prepared to navigate a few tricky pathways from the past.

Children

Kids love our site! With four acres and fifteen buildings to explore, there’s always something for them to check out. Including an historic playground complete with swings, teeter totters, and a merry-go-round!  The site has only one entrance and is completely fenced in, but we still ask that you stay beside your children at all times because our artifacts include sharp, rusty farm equipment, glass display cases, and priceless artwork.

Dog Friendly

Our site is completely dog friendly! We ask that you keep your four-legged friend on a leash at all times, and pick up any waste.  We do have several cats keeping the mice and snakes away, so keep in mind that you might stumble upon a few hard at work!

Eat, Sleep, and Play

Buffalo Gap is home to many restaurants, gift shops, bed and breakfasts, the Farmers’ Market, and the State Park! Visit www.buffalogaptx.com to see where to eat, sleep, and play while visiting the Taylor County History Center!

This Day in Texas History

  • 1918 On this day in 1918, J. Marvin Leonard, "Mr. Marvin," opened his first store in Fort Worth. Leonard was born in 1895 near Linden, Texas. During World War I he moved to Dallas, where he worked in a store that specialized in salvaged merchandise. For more information go to https://texasdaybyday.com/#feedCarousel

Contact Us

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

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