Austin: Texas Military Forces Museum at Camp Mabry

Camp Mabry was established in 1892. In 1915, all military stores were moved from the Capitol building to the new arsenal building here. When the US entered the Great War, Camp Mabry grew quickly: barracks were built and the Army used it as a training site.

Today Camp Mabry remains a key military base. It also houses the Texas Military Forces Museum, which tells the story of the Lone Star State’s military history from 1823 to the present. The museum maintains an incredible archive of World War I materials, including the service cards for every Texan who served in World War I.

Camp Mabry is an active military base and access is limited.  Please call the Texas Military Forces Museum for detailed visitation instructions.  Visitors typically gain access same day. 

Texas Military Forces Museum at Camp Mabry

  • Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Admission: None
  • 2200 W. 35th St., Austin, TX
  • 512-782-5659
  • Visit Website
  • National Register of Historic Places