The Texas Military Forces Museum at Camp Mabry opens up its gun vault for one night: a special “Hands on History” event July 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. Visitors can see and handle some of the most famous weapons in military history.
Climb inside an M4A3 Sherman tank, a German Hetzer, WWII and post war era jeeps, a Kiowa and Raven helicopter, U.S. and German halftracks and M113 and more.
Weapons from the Civil War through the War on Terror will be available to touch, including infantry weapons and anti tank weapons—items like the M1863 Springfield, Krag-Jorgenson, Japanese type 99, BAR, German MP 40, Russian AK-47, M1-D sniper rifle and more. Uniformed re-enactors will also be available to discuss the history of each weapon.
Tickets are $5 at the door (children under 6 are free). All proceeds benefit the Texas Military Forces Museum and its programs. For more information, visit texasmilitaryforcesmuseum.org.