Buckhorn Saloon and Museum/Texas Ranger Museum
Buckhorn Saloon in San Antonio.
The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum is a privately run museum in downtown San Antonio. It began in 1881 as a private collection of Albert Friedrich (1864–1928). who acquired a saloon and opened his collection for display there. The saloon was reputed to be frequented by Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders. Today, the The Buckhorn Museum features mounted wildlife, including mammals, birds and fish. The co-located Texas Ranger Museum features authentic Texas Ranger artifacts including automatic handguns, shotguns, badges, and photographs. Ranger Town is a recreation of San Antonio at the turn of the century, including a replica Buckhorn Saloon, jail cell, and blacksmith shop. A visitor will also find rattlesnake art, and memorabilia of Native Americans and cowboy culture. Other exhibits include the "Carnival of Curiosities" and the "American Sideshow."