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American Freedom Museum

Take in over 200 years of American history at the American Freedom Museum in Bullard, TX, just a few miles outside of Tyler.  On the campus of the Brook Hill School, visitors to the American Freedom Museum are greeted by an 1861 Parrot Rifle Cannon and an 1857 Congressional Desk and Chair in the museum lobby.   There’s even a photo of then-Senator Abraham Lincoln sitting in a similar chair.

From there, visitors can take in the Hall of Presidents which features signed documents from every President from George Washington to Barack Obama.

The largest exhibit is the museum’s Hall of Freedom featuring artifacts pre-dating the Revolutionary War up to Operation Enduring Freedom including a moving tribute to 9/11.

The museum recommends 90 minutes to tour the facility.  I highly recommend a good 2 or 3 hours if you’re a history buff.  And the American Freedom Museum appeals to all ages.  My party of six ranged in age from 8 years old to 75!

This relatively-new museum has so much to offer and is one of the best U.S. history museums west of Washington, D.C., and certainly within 100 miles of Tyler.  Recommendation:  have lunch at the new Jucy’s location on Old Jacksonville Road.  The American Freedom Museum is just down the street from there.