National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas, is a tribute to the women who helped shape the frontier through interactive exhibits and captivating displays. Come get a glimpse of the enduring legacy of cowgirls, with exhibitions diving into the history of women in the Wild West and featuring rare artifacts like Annie Oakley’s wedding ring.
Visitors are certain to find something of interest here, whether it’s exhibits highlighting the history of cowgirls or the collection of spurs, saddles, and other Western artifacts. One of the museum’s highlights is the Hall of Fame, which honors women who left a significant impact on the world of Western culture. Take some time to explore this unique museum and appreciate the unforgettable contributions of the cowgirls of the West.
Things to know before you go
Shop at the National Cowgirl Museum gift store, which offers a wide selection of Western-themed merchandise, including books, jewelry, clothing, and home décor.
There are plenty of hands-on experiences, including a bronc ride, a photo booth, and an opportunity to digitally design Western clothing.
Parking is $10 in the Cultural District.
How to get there
While driving to the museum is an option, visitors may want to consider taking public transportation. You can take the Trinity Railway Express to the Fort Worth Central Station. From there, transfer to the Trinity Metro bus route 002, which will take you near the museum. Alternatively, you can take The Dash, an electric shuttle that runs between Downtown Fort Worth and the Cultural District; it stops at various attractions along the way, including the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
When to get there
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is open Tuesday through Sunday, with shorter hours on Sundays. It is closed on Mondays and major holidays, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. If inclement weather is in the forecast, check the official website of the Fort Worth Independent School District, which sticks to the same closure schedule as the museum.
Alice Walton Cowgirl Park
Just down the street from the museum’s main building is the Alice Walton Cowgirl Park, established in 2019. The park has on display the Sergeant Reckless statue, along with other horse-related and Western-inspired statues and memorials. You’ll also find a mosaic mural of a tooled western saddle, making a beautiful addition to the parking space.