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Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Fort Worth: Texas Civil War Museum


The Texas Civil War Museum, located in Fort Worth, opened its doors in January of 2006 and quickly became one of the most important Civil War museums in the country. Its impressive collection of over four thousand artifacts, many reflecting the part approximately ninety thousand Texas soldiers played in the war, has made it the largest collection of Civil War memorabilia west of the Mississippi River. The museum’s holdings include the Ray Richey Civil War Collection, considered one of the largest private collections of Civil War artifacts in the world. Primarily representing military artifacts from the armies both North and South, the Richey collection features infantry, cavalry, and artillery items as well as medical and musical instruments. The Judy Richey Victorian Dress Collection preserves over three hundred items of women’s dress from 1860 to 1900. The Texas Confederate Collection contains articles from the Texas home front courtesy of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Domestic items as well as the largest collection of original Texas flags are features of this extensive selection of Civil War artifacts.

Occasionally on display is also an item perhaps considered by Civil War artifact collectors to be the holy grail of collecting – General Ulysses S. Grant’s coat worn at the Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. On this final day of war, the Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Grant, terminating the bloodiest conflict in American history to date and putting an end to the egregious slave trade across the rebellious southern states. 


Location

  • 760 Jim Wright Freeway, North
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • 76108

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Hours & Fees

  • Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed major holidays.

  • Adult: $6, Age 7-12: $3, Age 6 and under: Free


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