Phone: 325.572.3365
Tues-Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5        

The Texas You Expect

Better Wear Your Boots

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.



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.

Cottonwood Schoolhouse Program

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!

Interns (15 of 17)

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.

Second Saturday of every month

11 am to 12 pm. Free admission.


Military Appreciation Day

Every 3rd Sunday all Military and their family receive FREE admission.  Must present Military ID.  WWI Documentary Film at 2 pm.

Thank you for your service! See y’all Sunday!

Upcoming Events

October 4, 2018:  Comanche Moon Social  Call 325-572-3365 for full info and to order your tickets.


This Day in Texas History

  • 1917 In Ranger, TX, McClesky No. 1 came in. The oil well began a boom in the area that lasted for several years.

Contact Us

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

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