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: March 1, 1861
On this day in 1861, the 2 1/2-year history of the Butterfield Overland Mail in Texas came to an end. The Butterfield line began operations on September 15, 1858. It carried passengers and mail between St. Louis, Memphis, and San Francisco, a distance of 2,795 miles. A government contract called for the company to carry letter mail twice weekly in both directions in four-horse coaches, or spring wagons suitable for carrying passengers. Each trip was to be completed in twenty-five days. The postage rate was ten cents per half ounce. Passenger fare was $200 each way. Stage service in Texas was terminated in March 1861, when an agreement was made to modify the contract and move the route northward out of the state.
Explore this exhibit: A Wild Land
13,000 Years of cultures smashed by the forces of this region