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American Freedom Museum


The American Freedom Museum illuminates the American experience during crucial moments in our nation's history. From the hills and valleys of the American Revolution to the sands of Iraq and Afghanistan, you will step into history and  discover the journey of those in our nation's military who have  courageously and heroically sacrificed to ensure the  many freedoms  that we enjoy today. Our mission is to Honor American veteran's and military personnel for the sacrifices they have made for our freedoms; Educate this and future generations about our rich heritage; and Inspire others to achieve greatness. This is America's story. This is your story.

Museum Highlight

36-Star United States Flag

This flag is believed to be the last flag of the war
captured by Confederate forces commanded by
Colonel John S. "Rip" Ford
at the Battle of Palmetto Ranch, Texas,
on May 13, 1865.
The flag was captured by the 
2nd Texas Cavalry (C.S.A.) from the
62nd U.S. Colored Infantry.


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Wednesdays: Open to the Public
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays: Open to the Public
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
M, T, TH & F
Open ONLY for Scheduled
Groups of 15+



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Whether you are a local resident, an educator wanting to challenge and inspire your students, traveling through on business or visiting family and friends, the American Freedom Museum is a "must see" in the Tyler/East Texas area.



The Museum is open to the public on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Visits on Mondays, Tuesdays,Thursdays and Fridays are by appointment only for groups of 15 or more.






 July 1st, 1864 - The Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania began.

July 2nd, 1881 - President James Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau at the Washington Railroad Station.

July 2nd, 1964 - The Civil Rights Act was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

July 3rd, 1863 - The Battle of Gettysburg ended with a Union Victory

July 3rd, 1890 - Idaho entered the Union.





"Today I took one of my daughters and her three sons to the Museum. Thank you for the gift of such a meaningful experience. My grandsons are 9, 11, and 13. We stayed nearly two hours and they were completely attentive. They all asked to return for a longer visit. The depth of the message and the consistent Christian thread reminded us of God's hand in our country's story. I love history and have visited many American museums. This is Snithsonian quality with a sense of respect and awe that is unparalleled. It was emotional but not Maudlin. It left permanent impressions on all of us. Thank you so very much for dedicating your time and resources to make this availble to us. I will be telling all my friends abiut this "hidden treasure." (Hawkins, TX)

"Thank you for your collection and your heart and respect for our men and women who protect us daily. God Bless You All." (Utica, Ohio)

"Wonderful Museum, one of the best I've seen!" (Peoria, AZ)

"A hidden jewel - so much history. Loved It!" (Houston, TX)

"Great Museum! Should be required for every school child." (Hideaway, TX)

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