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.
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"
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: May 18, 1871
On this day, more than 100 Kiowas, Comanches, Kiowa-Apaches, Arapahoes, and Cheyennes from the Fort Sill Reservation in Oklahoma attacked Henry Warren's wagontrain on the Butterfield Overland Mail route. They killed the wagonmaster and six teamsters and allowed five to escape. The Indians, who suffered one dead and five wounded, returned to the reservation. One of the escaped teamsters reached Fort Richardson, where he told his story to General Sherman and Colonel Mackenzie. Chiefs Satank, Satanta, and Big Tree, leaders of the raid, were subsequently arrested. Satank was killed while trying to escape, and Satanta and Big Tree were tried by civil courts in Texas (the first time Indians had been tried in civil courts), found guilty, and sentenced to hang. Governor Edmund Davis commuted the Indians' sentences to life imprisonment. The raid caused General Sherman to change his opinion about conditions on the Texas frontier, thus ending his own defensive policy and the Quaker peace policy as well. Sherman ordered soldiers to begin offensive operations against all Indians found off the reservation, a policy that culminated in the Red River War of 1874-75 and the resulting end of Indian raids in North Texas.
Explore this exhibit: A Wild Land
13,000 Years of cultures smashed by the forces of this region