Texas Hill Country Trail Region

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

Austin: Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

Named after the heritage-minded former state lieutenant governor Bob Bullock, this museum's four-story rotunda centers on a 40-foot-diameter terrazzo floor of iconic images and a Texas Ranger’s badge embedded in the surface. Films provide historical overviews of the stirring story of Texas. Permanent and short-term exhibits fill in the details. Interactive computer kiosks offer further exploration. Historic objects range from a cannon from the La Belle (French Explorer LaSalle’s ship that sank in 1686) to a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) control panel. The museum also features an IMAX theater.

Watch the following videos to learn more about the excavation of La Belle and the almost 2 million artifacts the ship contained. These videos were produced for inclusion in the La Salle Odysessy tour found in our Texas Time Travel mobile app. Find out more about the tour on the La Salle Odysessy theme page:


  • 1800 N Congress Ave.
  • Austin, Texas
  • 78701


Hours & Fees

  • Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Closed major holidays.

  • Adults: $13, Univ. Students: $11, Military/Senior (Ages 65+): $11, Youth (Ages 4-17): $9


Photo Gallery

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