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Bullock Texas State History Museum

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Address: 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: +1 512-936-8746
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Museum that chronicles the history of Texas with three themed exhibits...
Museum that chronicles the history of Texas with three themed exhibits: Land, Identity and Opportunity.
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History Buff Made Happy!

I love history museums and Texas, but had never visited The Bullock. We went for my birthday and it was great to see Texas through the years and see the interactive displays.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Harlingen, Texas
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Harlingen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I love history museums and Texas, but had never visited The Bullock. We went for my birthday and it was great to see Texas through the years and see the interactive displays.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It is a very spacious museum especially the entrance area. The day we visited, there was a band and singing performance on the first floor. Texas has a lot of history since the native American resided in this great state. We learned a lot in our tour of the museum.

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Niceville, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful museum, very interesting, and thrilled that they had a quilts show. Great that they had a long term car park attached to the building.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were in Texas for the first time, and we really found the Bullock to be informative and educational. We learned A LOT about the history of the region. It was certainly worth the price of admission

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Ocean City, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice promotional history of Texas that is good for families and casual historical knowledge. It is not a substitute for an adult understanding of the past. The displays are very good with sufficient explanation for children with adult supervision. the time line order helps to place the depicted events in context. The pre-Anglo history section was closed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Small theater, so everyone sits up close. Also has REAL special effects that you can feel. Rain comes out of the ceiling, winds blow, and the ground shakes.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

One of the best state museums I have seen since it allows visitors to get involved as much as they want in the princess of learning about the state's history. The museum is organized chronilogically but you can jump into or out of any era along the way. They are currently installing a new boat exhibit that will be very... More 

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Plano, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Had a great time with the family visiting this museum. There was something to do for everyone from our youngest (8) to our oldest (16).

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This museum is really great. The building itself is a sight to behold from the mosaic floor all the way to the rotunda like ceiling. They are currently assembling La Belle which was found in Matagorda Bay and the volunteers were so knowledgable and enthusiastic about this ship with such a unique history. We saw the short movie with our... More 

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Austin Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Reading History can be boring, but learning history at the Bullock Museum can be fun - for all ages. Walk through the various exhibits and take a walk through the ages or take in a movie at the theatre. The Restaurant in the museum offers a good selection of good food so you can plan on staying most of the... More 

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Additional Information about Bullock Texas State History Museum

Address: 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: +1 512-936-8746
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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