History is one of our state’s greatest natural resources. Ours is a storied journey from a territory of foreign nations, to an independent republic, to becoming the 28th U.S. state in 1845. Today, Texas offers more than 13,000 State Historical Markers commemorating everything from the Alamo to grand old mansions, to sacred burial grounds, to landmarks of the Wild West and frontier forts. Explore virtually any part of Texas and you’ll be following in the footsteps of legends.
MuseumsTexans are fiercely proud of the long and winding road we’ve taken. Scattered far and wide across this state, museums highlight the proud Native American tribes who thrived here. The centuries as part of New Spain. Then Mexico. The Revolution.The Republic of Texas. The Wild West. Cattle. The Old South. Cotton. And oil. Believe it or not, some museums even go back to far earlier times, when dinosaurs like the T-Rex and his buddies were considered Native Texans.