Once upon a time (this is not a fairytale) members of the William Barrett Travis Chapter collected items from many of their family members who had been a part of the Texas Revolution and started a museum in some of their homes.
In 1903, those items were relocated to one room in the State Capitol. The Republic of Texas Museum collection of Republic era artifacts grew rapidly through the dedicated efforts of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT). To no one’s surprise they out grew that one room.
Now the newly named Republic of Texas Museum presented by the Nelson Puett Foundation is in the new Republic of Texas History Center’s state-of-the-art facility located at 810 San Marcos Street in Austin. Our self-guided museum tour is for all ages. Learn about the Republic of Texas and the challenges people endured as they faced historic battles, the Runaway Scrape and the birth of a new nation. Our “Special Exhibit” room will have additional history to observe and will change quarterly to bring new insight to our past.