Military Museums

Texas has a variety of museums that specialize in or have permanent exhibits on Texas and Texans in war. Here is a small selection:

Museums That Cover Multiple Wars

Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin

U.S. Army Medical Department Museum, San Antonio

Fort Sam Houston Museum, San Antonio

Battleship Texas State Historic Site, TBD (Closed Temporarily)

Military Heritage Collection North Texas, Nevada

Museum of the American G.I., College Station

H.E.A.R.T.S. Veterans Museum, Huntsville

Fort Worth Aviation Museum, Fort Worth

National United States Armed Forces Museum, Houston

Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site, Port Arthur (U.S. Civil War and WWII coastal defense)

Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Addison

Lone Star Flight Museum, Houston

Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas

Flight of the Phoenix Aviation Museum, Gilmer

Perrin Air Force Base Historical Museum, Denison

Freedom Museum USA, Pampa

American Freedom Museum, Bullard

National Museum of Civil Defense, Schertz

Texas Veterans Hall of Fame, (Online Exhibits)

World War II Museums

12th Armored Division Memorial Museum, Abilene

Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum, Greenville

Hangar-25 Air Museum, Big Spring

National WWII WASP Museum, Sweetwater

Silent Wings Museum, Lubbock

Texas Air Museum, Slaton

These West Texas World War II Museums listed above have developed a brochure about their sites and how heritage tourists can "Experience the Role West Texas Played in World War II" (PDF)

Commemorative Air Force National Airbase, Dallas

Rattlesnake Bomber Base Museum, Monahans

National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg

Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, Denison

Camp Hearne, Hearne

USS Cavalla, Galveston

USS Lexington-Museum on the Bay, Corpus Christi

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, Dallas

Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston

El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, El Paso

Cold War Museums

National Vietnam War Museum, Weatherford

Civil Defense Museum (Online Exhibits)

Frontier Forts Sites

Fort Chadbourne, Bronte

Fort Clark, Brackettville

Fort Concho, San Angelo

Fort Davis National Historic Site, Fort Davis

Fort Griffin State Historic Site, Albany

Fort Lancaster State Historic Site, Sheffield

Fort McKavett State Historic Site, Fort McKavett

Fort Phantom Hill, Abilene

Texas Beyond History Frontier Forts, (Online Exhibit)

Texas War for Independence Sites

San Jacinto Museum and Monument, La Porte

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, La Porte

The Alamo, San Antonio

Presido la Bahía, Goliad

Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site, Washington

Star of the Republic Museum, Washington

Mexican-American War Museums

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, Brownsville