What to Expect During Your Visit


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!


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.


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!

Village Hours

History Center Hours


10:00 am – 5:00 pm


1:00 am – 5:00 pm

Summer Hours


9:00 am – 5:00 pm


1:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact Us


133 William St. Buffalo Gap, TX 79508


(325) 572-3365

Village Rates

History Center Members


Buffalo Gap Residents








Under Age 5


Group Rate