Plan Your Visit
- Tuesday - Saturday
- 10:00am - 4:00 pm
- Admission is free to ALL. We are an entirely volunteer organization and donations are gratefully accepted as you conclude your tour. Please take a minute to browse our Gift Shop before you leave.
Parking is free! Visitors may park in front of the museum on Main St., beside the museum on 8th St., or in the parking lot behind the museum.
With historical education as the museum's primary effort, hundreds of Coryell County school children are hosted by the museum each year for classroom tours of the museum facilities. Volunteer docents provide lectured tours for these student groups and for other groups who come to Gatesville to experience the museum. A small group of volunteers also goes to schools in the surrounding area to present show-and-tell lectures on cowboy and pioneer life.
To schedule a group tour, please call:
Exhibits are located on the first and second floors. The beautiful original staircase links the first and second floor and is centrally located. Also available is the volunteer operated public elevator for anyone unable to use the stairs.
Ramps are provided throughout the buildings and on the sidewalks outside providing wheelchair accessability.
from Waco: Hwy 84 West through McGregor into Gatesville. At the 6th stoplight, turn left; the museum is on your immediate right with parking in the rear of the building.
from Temple: Hwy 36 North through Flat, North Ft. Hood, and Ft. Gates. Just outside of Gatesville at the first stoplight (at Walmart) turn left on Business 36. At the second stoplight (the "Y" - intersection with Main St.) hang a left. Go through two more stoplights; at the third light, the museum is to your left, on the southwest corner of 8th and Main. If you get to the courthouse, you've gone too far!
from Austin: I 35 North to Temple. Take the Hwy. 36 exit to Gatesville. Follow the directions from Temple.
from the DFW area: I 35 South to Waco. Right on the Hwy 6 Loop 340, then Hwy 84 West to Gatesville. Follow the directions from Waco.
from Abilene: Hwy. 36 to Gatesville. At first blinking light, turn right (Business 36). Go past TDCJ into town. At Main St. (first stoplight), turn right. At the next stoplight, the museum is on the southwest corner of 8th and Main.
from Brownwood: Hwy. 84 East to Gatesville. At the third stoplight, you are directly in front of the museum; it is to your right.