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Fort Concho, established in 1867 on the banks of the Concho River, served as regimental headquarters for some of the most recognized frontier units in Texas history, including the 10th Cavalry, better known as the Buffalo Soldiers. Reenactments, performed by volunteers, include uniforms and procedures accurate to the period. The Fort also sponsors a lively calendar of festivals and celebrations.
630 South Oakes Street
The Museum is a regional history museum housed in a 1927 12,000 square foot historic hotel & hardware store building. Featured exhibits include Adobe Walls, boomtown, petroleum history, and natural history. External exhibits include a 95' Cable Tool Drilling Rig, and Petroleum Exhibit Hall with 1920 - 1950 era tools and equipment. The Gift Shop offers regional history books and Texas souvenirs.
618 North Main
The Buddy Holly Center is located in the renovated historic Ft. Worth & Denver Depot. The center provides a facility that features a wide variety of programs encompassing music, music history, the visual arts and educational outreach initiatives. The Buddy Holly Center currently houses a Fine Arts Gallery, the Buddy Holly Gallery and the Texas Musicians Hall of Fame.
1801 Crickets Avenue
Learn about the County's rich history from pre-historic days to the days of gunslingers to the days of railways and boom towns! The Comanche County Historical Museum chronicles this history from frontier times to the mid-1900s. Exhibits include a blacksmith shop, filling station, doctor's office and the Comanche saloon shows where gunslinger John Wesley Hardin killed a deputy in 1874.
402 Moorman Road
Remembering the lives of families from Nolan County and the City of Sweetwater. "Our tour was an enchanting walk through the history of our county." More than a dozen Pioneer Museum display rooms depict the lives of early Nolan County settlers with extensive photograph files, farm and ranch exhibits, Indian artifacts, and WASP exhibits. Special tours available by appointment.
610 East 3rd Street
Martin & Francis Lehnis Railroad Museum exhibits the railroad history of Brownwood and surrounding communities. Including model trains of all sizes and ages, interactive telegraph equipment, and railroad equipment. Other exhibits include railroad lanterns, videos, photographs of employees, structures and trains. Come experience all the sights and sounds of trains, trains, and more trains!
700 Easy Adams
An extensive collection of military equipment and memorabilia, including a rare WWII B-25 Bomber, a completely restored WWII Burma Jeep, and an M-6 Patton tank. All branches of the United States Armed Forces are represented in the Freedom Museum USA. Exhibits of both official and private memorabilia from military and civilian sources offer a well-rounded view of American military history.
600 N Hobart
The Museum features permanent displays focusing on local and regional history, Native American art and artifacts, and modern, contemporary and Southwestern art, including the McAdoo Collection of 'Taos Ten' paintings. Temporary exhibitions feature Southwestern artists, crafts persons and history topics of interest to people of the region. Founded in 1931.
418 West Fox Street
American Quarter Horse Museum
Experience the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum's spectacular facility, designed to showcase the stars of the American Quarter Horse world - those people and horses who have earned their place as a legend. From the Great Hall with its Foundation Bloodlines, Champions Gallery, to the multiple interactive exhibits, there is something for all ages to enjoy.
2601 E I-40
Brown County Museum of History 'The Castle'
The Brown County Museum (formerly the Brown County Jail) resembles a European castle. Come visit the Firearms Museum of Texas, the CSI room where you can try to solve a real historical crime, or experience the original jail cells. Learn about the history of Brown county, while viewing artifacts from Camp Bowie, World War II, and a POW camp. Be scared at the annual Haunted Jail in October.
212 North Broadway Street