Texas Civil War Museum

  • 760 N. Jim Wright Freeway
  • Fort Worth, TX 76108-1222
  • Region: West
  • (817) 246-2323
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The largest Civil War museum west of the Mississippi River features weapons, uniforms, artifacts and civilian clothing from the Civil War. Its 75-seat theater shows videos about Texas's involvement in the Civil War. Don't miss the Judy Richey Victorian Dress Collection, which features more than 200 dresses. The Magnolia Mercantile gift shop showcases specialty items related to the Civil War and Victorian era.

Jack Dyess presents: “Holt Collier - Slave, Confederate Soldier, Hero” Holt was born a slave, sent off to a boarding school in Kentucky with his master’s sons and freed before the war. He served as... More

Cynthia L. Harriman presents: “Overwhelmed, Unprepared, and Remembrance” Death and dying was the new normal during the Civil War. Using the percentage of death from ’61-’65, if the war was fought... More

Jack Dyess presents: “History of the Texas Navy” Most individuals, including native Texans, do not know that Texas had its own Navy-let alone two. Of those who are aware of its existence, few know... More

John Eden presents: “Battle Between the Merrimac/Virginia and the Monitor” The Northern-built Merrimack, a conventional steam frigate, had been salvaged by the Confederates and rechristened the... More

Two Event day Company E, 15th Texas Cavalry Living History on the front lawn Are you hot in those wool uniforms? Life of the soldier will be presented from 10:00 to 4:00. Throughout the day, soldiers... More

Diane Dyess “Symbolism in Victorian Cemeteries” There is a language resting with our dead that speaks all of its own. It begins in the 1600s with “skull and bones” on tablets and morphs to angelic... More

Joe Walker “Ask an Expert from 10:00-3:00 “ Southern Songster” A costumed docent performs a variety of banjo music featuring songs, which were popular of the era, camp songs, marches and ditties sung... More

Don Barnhart, Jr. “ Battle of Cabin Creek” The Cabin Creek Battlefield is the site of two important engagements between Union and Confederate forces in Indian Territory in 1863 and 1864. It is located... More

Cynthia L. Harriman “Battlefield Medicine” At the beginning of the War Between the States medical care was crude and undeveloped. As during any war, huge advancements were made with the introductions... More

Company E, 15th Texas Cavalry Living History on the front lawn Are you hot in those wool uniforms? Life of the soldier will be presented from 10:00 to 4:00. Throughout the day, soldiers will drill,... More