Frontier Texas is home to the General Store, where you'll find Texas souvenirs, canned goodies, and so much more!
2015 Summer Camps are now open for registration for grades 1st-6th. The camp theme is “Texas Time Traveler” and will feature fun experiences and activities on Texas culture. June 22nd-23rd, 25th-26th.
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.
Summer Camps 2015
You and your kids will love what we have planned this summer!
Miss Frontier Texas 2015
Not your average beauty pageant
Belt Sander Races
Like nothing you have ever seen before!
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"
This month in Texas history
Date: May 20, 1885
On this day, Harrold, a railroad town in east central Wilbarger County, was officially platted. The settlement had been known as Cottonwood in the early 1880s, when it had a stage station and a store near China Creek. In 1884 the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway, building from the east, reached the area. The community was renamed to honor promoter Ephraim Harrold, who owned the nearby Bar-X Ranch. As the western terminus for the railroad, Harrold became an overnight boomtown. Prospective settlers were offered train rides from Wichita Falls and were welcomed to the town by a brass band. Within a year some 1,500 people had arrived. The spirited frontier town's numerous businesses included sixteen saloons. The boom days abruptly ended, however, when the railroad reached Vernon. Harrold remained a railroad shipping point and agricultural center with a population of several hundred.
Explore this exhibit: A Wild Land
13,000 Years of cultures smashed by the forces of this region