Hands On History

Hands on History–Uniformed reenactors will be displaying weapons from the Texas Revolution through Vietnam, and members of today’s Texas Army National Guard will be exhibited weapons from the current time.

You’ll be able to climb up inside aircraft and armored vehicles and actually TOUCH HISTORY. A fun and educational experience for the entire family!

The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. with Free Admission for all. To avoid waiting in long lines to get inside a tank, consider purchasing an “Early Bird” ticket for 5 pm entry for $5 per person ($1 for those 13 and under.) Cash, Debit and Credit accepted.

We recommend long pants as some vehicles will be outside and tank armor gets pretty hot! Sensible shoes are a must!

Freal Milkshakes & Smoothies and Kona Snow Cones will be on hand starting at 4 p.m. so if you want to eat or get a snack before, during or after the event you can!


Hands on History

Come see and handle some of the most famous weapons in military history. The Texas Military Forces Museum will be opening it’s gun vault up for one night- July 3 2021 from 6pm to 9 pm.

Climb inside a M4A3 Sherman tank, a German Hetzer, WWII and post war era jeeps, a Kiowa and Raven helicopter, US and German halftracks and M113 and more.

Weapons from the Civil War through the War on Terror will be available to touch and pick up. Including all the standard infantry weapons and anti tank weapons: items like the M1863 Springfield, Krag-Jorgenson, Japanese type 99, BAR, German MP 40, Russian AK-47’s,M1-D sniper rifle, and many, many more. Uniformed reenactors will also be available to discuss the history of each weapon.

The event will be FREE this year, however if you want to get in early, and skip the longer lines Early Bird admission between 5-6 pm is just $5 for anyone over 14, and $1 for those 5-13

Some equipment like the Sherman Tank and F84 require you to climb up a ladder and be able to fit inside.

It will likely be very hot this year, please dress for the weather. You are welcome to bring bottled water. Some things like the Sherman Tank and F84 require you to climb up a ladder and be able to fit inside.

For more information 512-782-5394