Frontier Texas is home to the General Store, where you'll find Texas souvenirs, canned goodies, and so much more!
The museum hosts a number of programs throughout the year. Summer Camps are held each June for grades 1st-6th. The camp features fun experiences and activities on Texas culture.
90 minutes of hands-on adventure can be found in “Blood & Treasure on the Frontier.” Open daily, year-round.
Frontier Texas serves as a regional history museum, the visitor center for the Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail region and a great Texas-themed gift store. Open daily, year-round
All ages will enjoy the many opportunities to explore and learn about this region’s great history.
Buck Taylor Heritage Award
Real Texas Food and History
May 20, 2021
Tribute Film Festival
May 2, 2020
Belt Sander Races
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 6:00PM - 9:30PM
Frontier Texas is a history museum, gift shop and the official visitor center for Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail Region. Now Showing "Blood & Treasure on the Frontier"
Monday-Saturday 9:00 am-6:00 pm with the last showing at 4:30 pm.
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm with the last showing at 3:30 pm.
This month in Texas history
Date: June 20, 1852
On this day, Fort Clark was established at Las Moras Springs in Kinney County. Originally named Fort Riley, the post was renamed in honor of Major John B. Clark, a deceased officer who had served in the Mexican War. Fort Clark was the southern anchor of the line of frontier forts protecting the western frontier. The land was leased from Samuel Maverick. Oscar Brackett established a supply village for the fort at Las Moras, later called Brackettville. The fort and the town are still closely identified. In 1884 Mary Maverick was paid $80,000 for the 3,965-acre tract. From 1872 until 1914 the fort was the home of the Black Seminole scouts and the Fourth United States Cavalry. Later Fort Clark was the garrison for the Tenth United State Cavalry and the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth United States Infantry regiments. These units were mounted regiments of black soldiers, known as "buffalo soldiers." From 1920 to 1941 Fort Clark was home to the Fifth Cavalry. In 1938 Col. George S. Patton was regimental commander. In June 1944, after full mechanization of the cavalry, Fort Clark, one of the last horse-cavalry posts in the country, was ordered closed. In 1971 the property was purchased by North American Towns of Texas and turned into a private recreation and retirement community.
Explore this exhibit: A Wild Land
13,000 Years of cultures smashed by the forces of this region