USA, Texas, Austin – Texas Military Forces Museum

A remarkable place of history.

John's Notes

The Texas Military Forces Museum is located in Building 6 on Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas. The street address of Camp Mabry is 2200 West 35th Street. A photo I.D. for all adults is required for entry onto Camp Mabry. In addition, Camp Mabry regulations require motorcycle riders to wear long pants, a long sleeve shirt, and a motorcycle helmet. The museum is always free and is open 10AM to 4PM Tuesday thru Sunday.


I like history museums and particularly those that cover the period 1939-1945, the years of World War II. I had seen the sign at Camp Mabry while driving down MoPac many times for the Texas Military Forces Museum. Finally on September 17 of this year I was motivated by Austin Museum Day to visit the museum.


While this isn’t a huge museum (at only 45,000-square feet it is a fraction in size of the National World War II…

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Posted on September 30, 2017, in First-hand Accounts, Korean War, Uncategorized, Vietnam, WWII and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 44 Comments.

  1. Been there many times, first in 1993 shortly after it opened.

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  2. A fantastic idea to makes a war museum and it looks very well.Right place for more information

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  3. The implements of war. A tragic necessity down here. And an homage to those who give and gave all to protect us.

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  4. Seems to be a great place for information. Thx again for sharing.
    A question (you allow): Helmets are not required in every state?

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  5. Interesting requirements for motor cycle riders. I also like military museums, G. Always informative, –Curt

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  6. Love military museums, I’m going on a trip through Belgium and Holland in a couple of weeks and will be visiting quite a few! Would love to visit this one.

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    • Two great countries to that in. They still care for our fallen soldiers’ graves with the utmost care and respect! They appreciate the Allied military, even if our own younger generations do not.

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  7. Great choice for a share, GP. Austin sounds like such a fabulous city. Have a sublime Sunday. Hugs.

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  8. Wow. What I wouldn’t give to go there!

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  9. A very interesting place.

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  10. With all these reminders of the horrors of war; we still engage in it. There must be something wrong with the human race to want to go on killing each other year after year.
    We do need the reminders, especially with work like yours GP, in the hope that it will do some good but sadly I don’t hold out much hope.

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  11. That was an excellent video on the museum!

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  12. That’s a place I’d love to visit!

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  13. Nice to see so much armour and artillery out in the open. Shame it’s so far from Beetley!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  14. Need to go there. Thanks for mentioning it. 🙂

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