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Bullock Texas State History Museum

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Museum that chronicles the history of Texas with three themed exhibits: Land, Identity and Opportunity.
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1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-1342
+1 512-936-8746
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Reviewed 2 days ago

In all, its a better introduction to early Texas history but it could use a few tweaks. The revamped first floor is dark and moody which is reminiscent of the way all museums once were. This might make reading some of the descriptive signs difficult....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fine way to learn about the history of this great and unique state. Good overview for visitors and for those who live in Austin, there is always more to explore and add to or refresh one's knowledge base. There are exhibits for each chronological phase...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I didn’t have too much expectation and took my aging parents here. It was a hit. The exhibits are informative and well thought out. The movie experience was good. Right length. Informative. You can spend a short amount of time or hours. Either way this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great facility but why do the Texas Theater movies not have subtitles? A major oversight by an otherwise well clued-in institution.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Q9233XM
Reviewed 5 days ago

Reasonably priced museum that gives a great overview of Texas history. We spent about 2.5 hours wandering through the 3 floors - easy to follow rooms. We didn't try any of the movies - but they looked interesting as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank txstransplantnomore
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had the opportunity to visit the Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin, Texas on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. We have visited the Bullock multiple times in the past and have always found it to be very enjoyable, interesting, informative...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited the Alamo in San Antonio the day before, we thoroughly enjoyed learning more about Texas history at Bullock. The price was reasonable at $13/ea. and since we paid $10 for parking for the day, we walked past the capitol and down S. Congress...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an afternoon at the museum. There were a variety of displays that focus on U.S. and Texas history. We included a 20 minute movie in our visit but there is also IMAX theater. The museum is located near the state capital. Taking in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank elpasokib
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bullock State History Museum is one of the better state historical museums that we have visited. (We have been to 48 of the 50 state capitals along with their museums) The museum has much information in regards to the history of Texas that is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Baja001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's a wide range of well presented exhibits that give an informative guide to the history of Texas. I learnt so much about the history of the development of the state as well as informative film clips and displays. There were quite a few school...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Martin A
July 22, 2018|
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Response from Jeff A | Reviewed this property |
Given 4 - 17 $9.00 then under 4 are free but you should call the museum to confirm.
May 4, 2018|
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Response from Diane P | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we also arrived around that time. We saw the whole museum but toward the end we were rushed. Depends on how much you read but I would think 3 hrs is ample time. Have fun.
Benson L
September 30, 2016|
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$13 for an adult
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We (40ish couple - no kids) will be arriving in Austin late on the 18th and will be there until the 21st -- here are some of our travel ideas: Free Guided Historic Walking Tour (the Congress Ave & 6th Ave version) Bullock State History Museum Zilker Botanical Gardens (okay in Winter???) and someone has already recommended the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. We also enjoy wine tasting -- we have the list of wineries in the Austin travel guide -- but no sense of whether you can visit...More
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Thank you for the wine map link. Do you know anyone who has taken the free tour? Just wondering if it's worth it or not. Thanks.
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Trip report. January 2016 (1 Replies)
Thanks to everyone for their advice. DH and I (active seniors) stayed 2 nights Best western IH 35. Someone on forum suggested this when we found downtown hotels booked or expensive due to big convention. Location is convenient to roads into downtown. Hotel is basic and clean. Definitely Stop at visitor center by state Capitol. Learned about parking garage with 1 hour free parking. Sorry I don't remember address but it's on street next to visitor center. Also suggested German restaurant and...More
April 03, 2016|
Response fromMrTed|
Thanks for coming back and telling how things went! Sounds like you had a good time. 6pm on a weekday is too early for music on 6th Street. The Continental Club on South Congress is the only place I can think of that does early shows.