Museums & History Gallery

Armstrong Browning Library

Armstrong Browning Library

Celebrates the poetry of the British poets, Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, through stained glass windows and a collection of the poets memorabilia.

https://www.baylor.edu/browninglibrary/

Brazos Forum

Brazos Forum

We encourage the study and preservation of American history, art, literature, music, drama, landscape, trade, and the entire spectrum of decorative arts through illustrated presentations and seminars.

http://brazosforum.org/

Cameron Park Zoo

Cameron Park Zoo

Home to more than just amazing animals, the Zoo boasts a fine and ever-growing collection of sculptures.

http://www.cameronparkzoo.com/

Chisholm Trail: Brazos River Crossing

Chisholm Trail: Brazos River Crossing

Step into Waco's pioneer history! Beginning in 1870, longhorn cattle drives on the Chisholm Trail crossed the Brazos River using the Waco Suspension Bridge, today a walking bridge surrounded by commemorative sculptures.

Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute

Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute

Historic home of the nation's oldest patented soft drink - Dr Pepper! Featuring group tours, gallery talks, exhibit on the American free enterprise economy, Liquid Laboratory, Frosty's Soda Shop, and gift shop.

http://drpeppermuseum.com

Earle-Harrison House & Pape Gardens

Earle-Harrison House & Pape Gardens

Completed in 1858, this imposing Greek Revival-style mansion is surrounded by a spacious 5.82 acre enclosed garden, and features a collection of Victorian furnishings. Visit our website to schedule a tour.

http://www.earleharrison.com/

History of West Museum

History of West Museum

Located just outside of Waco in historic downtown West. Exhibits showcase the early ancestors, businesses, churches, city leaders, farming and ranching, the military, and the impact of Czech culture on the town.

http://www.historyofwestmuseum.com/

Historic Waco Foundation

Historic Waco Foundation

HWF manages four historic houses and exhibits over 6,000 pieces of decorative art, artifacts, archival material, and textiles that explore the rich and vibrant history of Waco.

http://www.historicwaco.org/

Lee Lockwood Library & Museum

Lee Lockwood Library & Museum

This magnificent building offers three floors of exhibits on Freemasonry in Europe, North America and Texas.

http://leelockwood.org/?page_id=59

Martin Museum of Art

Martin Museum of Art

Located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus, featuring changing art exhibitions throughout the year. Admission is free and open to the public.

http://www.baylor.edu/martinmuseum/index.php

Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas

Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas

Library collection comprised of Masonic and Texas histories and biographies. Museum exhibitis include Republic of Texas, Military and Holocaust, Railroad and the Masonry in Texas Collections. 

https://grandlodgeoftexas.org/

Mayborn Museum Complex

Mayborn Museum Complex

Located on Baylor campus, featuring a natural science and cultural history museum, as well as seventeen themed discovery rooms which encourage hands-on learning for all ages.

http://www.baylor.edu/mayborn/index.php

McCulloch House

McCulloch House

Built between 1866-72, featuring many family heirlooms and fine examples of early Texas artists, as well as a large painting of Ann Pamela Cunningham, frequently credited for the restoration of Mount Vernon.

http://www.historicwaco.org/houses-and-collections/

Institute for Oral History

Institute for Oral History

Dynamic, recorded interviews preserve the stories of individuals who helped create the fabric of history and whose lives, in turn, were shaped by the people, places, events, and ideas of their day.

https://www.baylor.edu/oralhistory/

Red Men Museum & Library

Red Men Museum & Library

Official national museum of America's oldest fraternal order. Historical collection includes Aaron Burr's writing desk, a ring belonging to film star Rudolph Valentino, and a peace blanket owned by Apache warrior Geronimo.

http://www.redmen.org/

The Scriptorium Biblical Heritage Museum

The Scriptorium Biblical Heritage Museum

Exhibits of Hebrew scrolls and other Biblically based artifacts, designed to show the origin of the Word of God and how it was preserved throughout the ages.

http://www.tsbhm.com/Home_Page.php

The Texas Collection

The Texas Collection

University library and archival research center documenting the history, heritage and culture of Texas. Books, archives, photographs, maps, newspapers, state documents, oral memoirs, and vertical files for research into all phases of life in Texas.

https://www.baylor.edu/lib/texas/

Texas Heritage Museum

Texas Heritage Museum

Just north of Waco at Hill College, view historical artifacts from the Texas Republic through the Vietnam War that serve as tangible evidence of historical events. Also includes a historical research center.

https://www.hillcollege.edu/museum/index.html

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum

Official State Hall of Fame for the Texas Rangers Law Enforcement Agency. Exhibits feature the history and equipment of the Texas Ranger from Wild West days to the present.

http://www.texasranger.org/

Texas Sports Hall of Fame

Texas Sports Hall of Fame

Includes Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Texas Tennis Hall of Fame, Texas High School Football Hall of Fame, and new Southwest Conference exhibit. Featuring Texas greats such as Nolan Ryan, Tom Landry, and Babe Didrickson.

http://www.tshof.org/

Waco Mammoth National Monument

Waco Mammoth National Monument

See the nation's first and only recorded discovery of a nursery herd of Pleistocene mammoths! Situated in parkland along the Bosque River, the site offers an escape from the modern world and provides a glimpse into the lives of Columbian mammoths.

http://www.waco-texas.com/cms-waco-mammoth/

Waco Walks

Waco Walks

Join us for free walking tours celebrating the history and vibrant cultural life of Waco. Improve your health, strengthen relationships, explore new parts of our community, and help us advocate for a more walkable Waco!

https://www.facebook.com/wacowalks/

W.R. Poage Legislative Library

W.R. Poage Legislative Library

Representing 100 years of congressional history. Manuscripts, audio-visual materials and electronic media illuminate traditional political and biographical topics, as well as agriculture, civil rights, and military and veterans affairs.

https://www.baylor.edu/lib/poage/