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.
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"
AS OF JULY 1st, 2020:
OUR EXHIBITS AND GIFT SHOP AND VISITOR CENTER ARE CURRENTLY OPEN NORMAL HOURS
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: October 26, 1849
On this day, Camp Gates, the predecessor of Fort Gates, was established by Capt. William R. Montgomery as a stockade United States cantonment on the north bank of the Leon River above Coryell Creek, about five miles east of the site of present Gatesville. The installation was named for Bvt. Maj. Collinson Reed Gates of New York, who won distinction in the Mexican War. The last of a cordon of posts established in 1849 to protect settlers on the frontier from Indians, the fort was also the first of the line of posts to be abandoned. It was closed in March 1852, once the Indian threat had been removed. Lt. George Pickett, later a Confederate general and leader of "Pickett's Charge" at Gettysburg, was stationed at Fort Gates in 1850-51.
Explore this exhibit: A Wild Land
13,000 Years of cultures smashed by the forces of this region