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14 museums in Fort Worth

Whether you’re a history buff, art aficionado, or Western sports fan, these 14 museums in Fort Worth have it all.

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The Modern is a work of art in itself.

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Museums are the cultural hubs of Fort Worth. Whether you’re looking to learn something new about Cowtown or plotting a way to spend your Saturday afternoon, here are 14 museums to visit in our city.

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The Livestock Exchange now houses the North Fort Worth Historical Society’s Stockyard Museum | Photo by FTWtoday

History

Stockyards Museum, 131 E. Exchange Ave. | $0-$2
Located in the 1902 Livestock Exchange Building, a collection of artifacts, photos, and exhibits document everything from Fort Worth’s Native American connections, and the Chisholm Trail, to the livestock market.

Don’t miss: Walk around the corner from the museum to see the cattle brands.

Log Cabin Village, 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln. | $0-$7
Explore Fort Worth’s past with live demonstrations at the living history museum. The 19th-century village includes nine historic structures.

Don’t miss: Make sure to stop by the nationally registered 1850s Van Zandt Cottage located at the entrance of Trinity Park.

National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum, 2029 N. Main St. | $0-$15
Look back on the pioneers who lived on the American western frontier.

Don’t miss: Check out the Buffalo Soldier featured exhibits.

Texas Civil War Museum, 760 Jim Wright Freeway N. | $0-$7
The largest Civil War museum west of the Mississippi River is set to close at the end of 2023. Check out the Victorian dress collection and the United Daughters of the Confederacy collection over the next couple of months.

Don’t miss: A commissioned film “Our Homes Our Rights” plays in the 75-seat theater.

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The best part of the Carter — it’s free everyday.

Arts

The Modern, 3200 Darnell St. | $0-$16
The Tadao Ando-designed haven for artwork from 1940 to the present features tree-like columns that sprout from a tranquil reflection pool. Founded in 1892, it is the oldest museum in Texas with pieces from Picasso to emerging artists.

Pro tip: Admission is free on Friday and half-price on Sunday.

Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. | $0-18
Designed by Louis Kahn and expanded by Renzo Piano, the Kimbell boasts a permanent collection — which is free for everyone — of approximately 350 pieces of art from around the world as well as traveling exhibitions.

Don’t miss: The Kimbell turns 50 years old this year — check out the commemorative exhibition.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. | Free
The Carter draws back on our Fort Worth roots, featuring world-class collections that feel like home in an architectural masterpiece by Phillip Johnson.

Don’t miss: Frederic Remington’s bronze sculpture “The Broncho Buster.”

Sid Richardson Museum, 309 Main St. | Free
Located in Sundance Square, this museum for the American West was founded by the late oilman and philanthropist Sid Williams Richardson.

Don’t miss: 60+ creations by artists Frederic Remington and Charles Russell collected since the 1940s.

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The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History opened in the 1940s at the Fort Worth Children’s Museum.

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Science

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St. | $0-$16
The big colorful blocky museum was designed by Ricardo Legorreta. The museum eatures the first IMAX dome theater in the southwest, which is currently under construction, as well as the newly opened Noble Planetarium and Space Gallery.

Pro tip: A general ticket includes admission to the Cattle Raisers Museum.

Monnig Meteorite Gallery, 2950 W. Bowie St. | Free
Experience the solar system up close with this out-of-this-world museum on TCU’s campus. Later this year, a meteorite that landed on a remote ranch in south Texas in February will be on display at the museum.

Don’t miss: With nearly 3,000 samples, the gallery is one of the largest university-based collections in the world.

Fort Worth Aviation Museum, 3300 Ross Ave. | $0-$10
Explore the science of flight with 24 historic warbirds and a B-36 Peacemaker in both indoor and outdoor exhibits.

Don’t miss: Try your pilot hand in the T-38 cockpit simulator.

Vintage Flying Museum, 505 NW 38th St. | $0-$12
Head to Hangar 33 of the Meacham International Airport to tour 30 rare and historic planes from the 1930s to 1960s. Plus, check out jet engines, WWII memorabilia, and an aircraft model exhibit.

Don’t miss: Be sure to visit the Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Garden.

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The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame was established in 1975 in Hereford and moved for Fort Worth in 1994.

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Western sports

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, 1720 Gendy St. | $0-$12
The only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women in the West features not only horsewomen, but female pioneers in the arts, humanitarian efforts, business, education, and writing.

Don’t miss: The “Sergeant Reckless” horse statue in Alice Walton Park.

Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, 2515 Rodeo Plaza | $0-$4
The gallery honors 150+ individuals who have shown excellence in competition and business of rodeo and Western lifestyle in the Lone Star State.

Don’t miss: The world’s largest lifestyle wagon collection with 60+ antique wagons, carriages, and sleighs.

What did we miss? If you know a museum that’s not on the list, let us know using this survey.

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