Texas Hill Country Trail Region

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

Austin: Republic of Texas Museum

The Republic of Texas Museum rekindles the Texas Revolution through displays of rare artifacts, including textiles from prominent frontier families. Dioramas made for the 1936 Texas Centennial portray events like the 1836 Battle of San Jacinto, where General Sam Houston defeated Mexican General Santa Anna. Santa Anna’s dueling pistols and cut-glass jewelry box are on display, along with a dining chair captured from his Mexican castle during the 1846 U.S.-Mexico War.

Watch our Texas: The Republic Era video to learn more about the history of Texas Independence.  This video was produced for inclusion in our Texas: Forged of Revolution mobile tour found in our Texas Time Travel Tours mobile app. Download the app for more videos and travel information:


  • 510 E. Anderson Lane
  • Austin, Texas
  • 78752


Hours & Fees

  • Monday- Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Adults: $5, Seniors: $2, DRT members, students, teachers: $2