- October 16, 2014

Here Are 18 West Austin Adventures You’re Totally Missing Out On

Watch a living history reenactment at the Texas Military Forces Museum

Photo: Flickr user U.S. Army, creative commons licensed.

Photo: Flickr user U.S. Army, CC licensed

As the Capitol of Texas, it’s not surprising that Austin is home to the Texas Military Forces Museum. Located at Camp Mabry, the museum displays upwards of 35,000 historical artifacts, including weapons, books, photographs, and military vehicles. Free guided tours of the museum run by appointment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and the museum’s “living historians” frequently perform artillery demonstrations and reenact battles from Vietnam and World Wars I and II, among others. So if you’re aching to witness some good old fashioned cannon fire, drop by the Texas Military Forces Museum! It’ll blow you away.

2200 W. 35th St. 512-782-5659. Open Tues-Sun 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free; donations encouraged. Website.