FORT WORTH HISTORY

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of 19th-century Texas at Log Cabin Village that includes a blacksmith shop, a one-room schoolhouse, a pioneer garden, a smokehouse, and nine historic log-cabin homes dating back to the mid-1800s. Historical interpreters bring Texas history to life as they demonstrate Old West blacksmithing, candle-making, weaving and other hands-on activities.

Visit the Texas Civil War Museum, the largest Civil War museum west of the Mississippi River, which features 1,200 war-time artifacts including weapons, uniforms and civilian clothing from the Civil War era. The collection also includes a display of original ladies and children's clothing and accessories from 1861-1899.

Explore the Stockyards National Historic District, where the romance and mystique of cowboys and cattle drives returns to Fort Worth. Enjoy the Fort Worth Herd - Texas Longhorns driven by genuine Texas cowhands during the world's only twice-daily cattle drive at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. - then learn about our famed cowboys at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Make a stop at the Quanah Parker Statue located beside the Stockyards Visitor Information Center on Exchange Avenue or browse through the Stockyards Museum that's housed in the historic Livestock Exchange Building, also known as "The Wall Street of the West." Afterwards, chow down on the best in Texas barbecue and cowboy cuisine at Riscky's BarbequeHunter Brothers' H3 Ranch, or Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que.

Head for downtown Fort Worth and visit the Sid Richardson Museum featuring paintings of the 19th Century American West. The free museum reunites significant paintings by American artists Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington. Finish this historic visit in Sundance Square Plaza at the Chisholm Trail Mural, a homage to Fort Worth's historic cattle drives of the 19th century along the Chisholm Trail.

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