By Christopher Stone
“Why is history important? It’s just about a bunch of dead people who lived a long time ago.” Ever heard that from your kids? But history doesn’t have to be boring—one of the best ways to bring history to life is to visit a museum or historical site. Did you know that DFW has a Texas Civil War Museum? Your kids can finally be excited to learn about history in new ways!
Although understanding what life was like 150 years ago can be difficult, the Texas Civil War Museum boasts an extensive collection of Civil War artifacts that will certainly help the subject of the Civil War become more tangible for any student.
The Texas Civil War Museum is one of the best kept secrets in the DFW area for those interested in the Civil War or even history in general.
The collection on display at the museum rivals that of any other Civil War museum in the country and makes the museum an ideal place for a small or large group field trip. Located just off of West Loop 820 S in White Settlement just west of downtown Fort Worth, the museum is less than an hour’s drive away for almost anyone living in the DFW area.
Admission to the museum is $7 for ages 13+ and $4 for ages 6-12. Younger children are free with a parent. Groups of 10 or larger, reserve in advance. Print the scavenger hunt, ABC worksheet, word puzzle and word scramble to enhance the experience.
Now let’s take a quick tour: The museum is divided into eight galleries.
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