5 Ways To Experience Military History In Abilene

See How Frontier Forts Helped Win the West

'Guns of the West' exhibition at Frontier Texas!
Frontier Texas!
The Sharp 'Big 50' on display at Frontier Texas!

Explore an Authentic 19th-Century Fort

Ruins and chimneys from Fort Phantom Hill. Middle Photo: Texas Historical Commission

Hear the Tales of American Heroes

The 12th armored 44th Tank Battalion crew. 12th Armored Museum collection
Men from the 12th Armored 44th Tank Battalion 2nd squadron 8th Calvary. 12th Armored Museum collection

Want even more military history?

The Dyess Linear Air Park is the largest airpark in the USAF with 34 historic aircraft. It opens on weekdays to the public. Dyess Air Force Base Museum

Descend into an Actual Missile Silo

Larry Sanders, owner of Atlas Missile Base Cold War Center in Lawn
Atlas missile in downtown Abilene

Discover Abilene’s Other Historic Hotspots

Taylor County History Center


Bookmark advertising the National WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater, Texas. The front of the bookmark contains a picture of a procession at Avenger Field and portraits of Jacqueline Cochran, General "Hap" Arnold, and Nancy Love. Museum National WASP WWII/ Portal of Texas History
Re-enactments of life on the frontier at Fort Griffin Living History Days in Albany, Texas. Fort Griffin

Patriotic Events

July 4th Freedom Festival downtown parade