301 S Main St, McAllen. (956) 681-2862. The exhibit covers several aspects of Civil War history along the 200-mile trail between Laredo and Brownsville along the Rio Grande in South Texas. These themes include US Colored Troops, economic trade of the region, military battles and skirmishes, and Tejanos who served on both the Union and Confederate sides of the war. The exhibit allows the visitors to walk through time and experience where these historic events took place. The exhibit was designed, developed, and produced by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s CHAPS (Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools) Program in Edinburg. Visitors can engage with South Texas history and learn just how interesting, intriguing, and historically significant this subject is.
The museum is located at 301 S. Main St. in downtown McAllen (corner of Chicago and Main). There is free parking rear of the museum building for visitors and there is no admission fee. Current operating hours are Wednesday through Friday from 1pm to 5pm and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 12pm to 4pm. Masks will be required for entry and social distancing will be maintained for the safety of our visitors.