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We want you to be part of our museum, experience its beauty and discover ways to let you engage with us to help maintain and develop the museum. Whether you are a student aspiring a career in History or a business person who loves to preserve and care about the local history or an individual with a desire to support our society. We have everything for all of you. Become a member today!
Tour the Bridgeport Heritage Museum. View indoor and outdoor exhibits and enjoy our culture and tradition.Take a tour
Our memberships provide wonderful benefits and supports our goal to preserve and conserve our local history.Ways to support
COMING SOON!!! Take a walk down the Stagecoach Trail. This is an opportunity to learn some of the History of Bridgeport and earn a prize upon completion.Stagecoach Trail
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
Rock Island Railroad
In 1893, the Rock Island Railroad laid tracks between the Oklahoma border and Ft. Worth. The railroads used coal as fuel and chose the path through this area to take…
Butterfield Stage Line
The Butterfield Overland Mail Company operated in Texas from 1858 to 1861, when the route was moved further north due to financial reasons and Civil War unrest. In the meantime…
Coal, Oil & Gas
Soon after the toll-bridge was built, coal was discovered nearby during the drilling of a water well. Mines resulted, which brought a wave of immigrant families to the area, making…
In the news
Brief Historical Overview of the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific RailroadRead more
What follows is a brief, company-issued history of the Rock Island Lines. It was one of the introductory sections of the “Yard Clerical Manual” issued
Bridgeport Independent School SystemRead more
The first school was built in 1882 in the original site of Bridgeport which is now referred to as “Old Bridgeport”. The map shown below
Bridgeport Chamber of CommerceRead more
The Chamber of Commerce was organized in the late 1950’s. The first president was John Burt, local druggist. Something happened to the minutes and records
City of Bridgeport AdministrationRead more
Information about the City of Bridgeport, Texas Government can be found on the City's web site. Information about the City of Bridgeport, Texas
State Historical MarkersRead more
The Bridgeport Historical Society applied for and was granted Five State Historical Markers. "Toll Bridge & Old Bridgeport" "Bridgeport Coal Mines" "Bridgeport Lodge No. 587"
What our visitors saying about their experience
Really cool museum, located in the basement of the Chamber of Commerce. It’s packed full of all kinds of interesting history from the town/county. It is self touring, so going at your own leisure was definitely a plus. Great opportunities for learning, especially for Texas state history/homeschool.
It’s very small but it definitely utilizes the little space it has to work with to the fullest. If you ever go, check out the jail cell…Ravin Ace
Loved the small tour size (5 people) ! This was one of the main reasons I chose a Museum Pleu Tour.Teresa Barrett
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