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Texas Military Forces Museum

Texas Military Forces Museum
Sign outside the Texas Military Forces Museum
Established 1992
Location Camp Mabry
Austin, Texas
 United States
Type Military Museum
Website Official website

The Texas Military Forces Museum is a museum about the history of Texas' militia, volunteer forces and National Guard from 1823 to the present and is located in Austin, Texas.

The Museum

A 3-inch M1902 field gun exhibited at the museum.

The Texas Military Forces Museum is located within Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas and was opened in 1992. To access the museum you have to enter the camp's main gate and show your ID. There is no fee for the museum.[1] The indoor area of the museum has 45,000 square foot and is showing uniforms, weapons, vehicles and other military accessories used from 1825 to the present.

Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer at the Texas Military Forces Museum.

Permanent exhibitions are showing military equipment, personal items, film, music (bugler melodies), photographs, battle dioramas and realistic full-scale environments to tell the story of the Texas Military Forces in the Texas Revolution, Texas Navy, the Texas Republic, the Mexican-American War, the battles along the Indian Frontier, American Civil War, Philippine–American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Peace Keeping Deployments and the War on Terror. Vehicles like Sherman tank, German Wehrmacht Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer, Hotchkiss M1914 machine gun, Bell Huey helicopters are exhibited.

On the outdoor area are tanks, artillery pieces, helicopters and fighter aircrafts exhibited.

See also

References

  1. ^ About the Texas Military Forces Museum

External links

  • Museum website

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