We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Opens in 20 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (905)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“imax theater”(170 reviews)
“la belle”(46 reviews)
“french ship”(30 reviews)
Museum that chronicles the history of Texas with three themed exhibits: Land, Identity and Opportunity.
Opens in 20 min
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
As featured in 3 Days in Austin
1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-1342
+1 512-936-8746
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Austin
from $25.00
More Info
from $37.90
More Info
from $49.00
More Info
from $54.13
More Info
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

We were here on a Thursday morning, arriving at 10:00, the same time as several school buses arrived. I wish we had arrived at 9:30 and avoided the bedlam. One group was polite and had papers that directed then. Another group was led in by...More

8  Thank Torte_Sue
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed October 24, 2014

Granted, I'm a native Texan and grew up my entire life reading and hearing stories of the amazing history of my state. I grew up near the San Jacinto momument in Houston, been to the Alamo a hundred times and the science museums around Texas....More

5  Thank Texas_Traveler69
Reviews (2,469)
Filter reviews
2,370 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews imax theater la belle french ship three floors interesting exhibits great place to learn special exhibit all ages gift shop austin city limits rainy day few hours on display couple of hours beautiful building visiting austin texas
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,370 reviews
Reviewed 6 days 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

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were so fascinated by the exhibits at the Bullock that we ended up spending almost six hours there! We spaced out the timing of the two Texas Spirit Theatre films to give ourselves some sit-down time, as well as enjoying surprisingly...More

Thank jeannek65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First they have parking onsite for reasonableness price which is super convenient. Second, I am not the biggest fan of history but I truly enjoyed this museum. I really liked the short movies hey had throughout the museum. My favorite section was the Rodeo section....More

Thank jkh173
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum, located next to the University of Texas at Austin, is perhaps the most interesting museum in Austin for all ages. It is extremely well signposted with a good mix of dioramas and interactive exhibits. The multimedia shows are very good, although they cost...More

Thank sikander A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome tour and spectacular tourist destination for a historical place! It offered spectacular grounds with history throughout its location. Visitor center was also interested and did that as a self guided tour.

Thank 19Steve81
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't allow enough time. This is a very interesting and well laid out museum. One can move fairly quickly through it and get a sense of Texas history, but there are so many specific and well-done displays and exhibits I'm sorry we hadn't allowed...More

Thank SkykomishBob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to take out of town visitors. It provides a great perspective on the history of early explorers, settlers, the revolution, and statehood. There are a number of exhibits on many of the commercial contributions (oil, agriculture, ect) that Texas makes...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was game day in town so we mostly had the place to ourselves. This is a great museum that really tells the Texas story nicely, from the Alamo through modern times. Unfortunately the La Belle shipwreck was covered up for renovations, which otherwise would...More

Thank maxpaste
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't great but some of the stuff is interesting. If you are looking for something to do it is worth a visit.

Thank Steve I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up in Texas and thought I knew Texas history. But, as with most things learned in elementary school, my knowledge was very elementary. After spending time in the Bullock Texas State History Museum, I feel much better informed. The Native American room was...More

1  Thank Francine C
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 207 nearby hotels
Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at The University/Capitol
1,552 reviews
.15 miles away
AT&T Hotel and Conference Center
992 reviews
.15 miles away
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton - Austin
1,148 reviews
.30 miles away
Hotel Ella
460 reviews
.45 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,242 nearby restaurants
The Clay Pit
506 reviews
.24 miles away
Arturo's Underground Cafe
109 reviews
.19 miles away
The Carillon Restaurant
103 reviews
.14 miles away
Scholz Garten
217 reviews
.23 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 914 nearby attractions
Texas State Capitol
6,873 reviews
.41 miles away
Harry Ransom Center
217 reviews
.27 miles away
Capitol Complex Visitors Center
293 reviews
.41 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Martin A
July 22, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Dad05 | Reviewed this property |
$13 for an adult