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Take a step back in time to 19th-century Texas at Fort Worth's Log Cabin Village. Explore authentic log homes, a blacksmith shop, a one-room schoolhouse, a smokehouse, and a water-powered gristmill from the mid-1800s. Along the way, meet costumed interpreters that help bring history to life.
A hidden gem in Fort Worth, the Log Cabin Village living history museum is an ideal family excursion and a fun way to learn about Texas history. Ticket options include basic park admission or a combo ticket that also includes the Texas Civil War Museum and the Fort Worth Herd's cattle drive. Most visitors typically tour on their own, but guided tours are also available through a cowboy-themed Fort Worth bus tour.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Log Cabin Village is a must-see for families and Texas history lovers.
- Don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat (though there is shade throughout the complex).
- Food and drink aren't sold on-site, but you can bring your own fixings for a picnic at the tables near the parking lot.
- Except for the Shaw Cabin Gristmill, the Log Cabin Village is accessible to wheelchair users.
How to Get There
The Log Cabin Village is situated in Fort Worth's Park Hill neighborhood, just southwest of the zoo. The easiest way to get there is by car or as part of a guided tour.
When to Get There
The Log Cabin Village is open Tuesday through Sunday year-round. It is a popular destination for local field trips, so expect some school groups on weekdays. The best weather for touring the village usually in March to May and September to November.
The Ghosts of Log Cabin Village
Log Cabin Village is believed to be haunted by a few supernatural residents, including the ghost of the Foster Cabin caretaker, Ms. Jane. Some visitors and staff have reported smelling her lilac perfume.
Address: 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln., Fort Worth, Texas 76109, USA
Hours: Tues - Fri: 9am - 4pm, Sat & Sun: 1pm - 5pm
Admission: Adults: $5.50, Children: $5
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Home to some of the world's most unique modern art depicting Christianity, the Christian Arts Museum of Forth Worth has both excellent permanent and visiting collections. The pillar of its permanent collection is a life-size depiction of Da Vinci's famous painting The Last Supper, created in wax by sculptor Katherine Stubergh. The wax display has been in Fort Worth since the 1960s, though it was restored before being placed in the museum. Similarly to those in wax museums around the world, the figures are noted for their lifelike appearance. There is also a superb collection of paintings and handmade bronze crosses.
The exterior of the museum is grounded by two columns and an arched entryway that leads to its foyer and galleries. During the holiday season, the museum features rotating exhibits such as the Ark of the Covenant and nativity scenes from around the world.
The Christian Arts Museum can be found at the corner of Hamilton and Bailey avenues, on the north edge of San Antonio. It is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 3pm. Admission is free.
Address: 3221 Hamilton Ave, Fort Worth, Texas 76107, USA
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10am–3pm
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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth houses a collection of over 3,000 items dated from 1945 to the present and includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos and prints. It is one of the largest exhibitions of postwar art in the central United States, and while all major, international artistic movements are represented in the museum, there is an emphasis on pop and minimalist art, as well as German art of the 1970s and 1980s.
Educational programs, exhibits and curations vary throughout the year, while lectures, tours, workshops and classes are offered in honor of modern art. There are also films and performances. Designed by the Japanese architect Tadao Ando, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth was named one of the “world’s most beautiful art museums” by Travel + Leisure magazine.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is located at 3200 Darnell Street in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, approximately two miles west of Downtown Fort Worth. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Tuesday and Friday. Admission costs $10 for adults, $4 for students and is free for children under 12. Parking is available.
Address: 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, Texas 76107, USA
Hours: Tues-Sun 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Tuesday and Friday.
Admission: Adults $10, students $4
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