Nestled in the live oak trees of Buffalo Gap, just 20 minutes south of downtown Abilene, is an authentic West Texas frontier village. Not a replica, but actual buildings surrounding the original Taylor County Courthouse that represent the last 50 years of the West Texas Frontier, roughly 1875 – 1925. The buildings in the Buffalo Gap Historic Village are an educational and fascinating mix. They include a log cabin which is the oldest structure in Taylor County, the first house in the County built with lumber, a two-room schoolhouse, an actual train depot, a filling station, bank, doctor’s office, barbershop, print shop, chapel and others that were moved from their original West Texas locations to showcase how the frontier developed over time. Each building is filled with furniture and artifacts to help visitors today visualize and experience life in an earlier time.
-More than 15 historic frontier buildings -A rich collection of period artifacts and frontier firearms -Gallery with historic maps and area artwork -Picnic areas and modern restrooms -Rental facilities include an historic chapel for wedding and funerals; meeting rooms; and an 1879 guest house, authentically restored and furnished
To reach the Historic Village, go south on Buffalo Gap Rd. (FM 89) to Buffalo Gap; turn right on Elm and go two block to see it on your left.
Tues.- Sat., 10 a.m to 5 p.m.