Texas Brazos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Waco : Red Men Museum and Library

The Red Men Museum and Library is an American historical reference museum and research library affiliated with The Improved Order of Red Men Fraternal Organization. The museum exhibits artifacts of historical significance such as: a writing desk that belonged to Aaron Burr, a bugle recovered from the battlefield at Gettysburg, a signed viola from WW II USO show days, and moccasins that belonged to Chiricahua Apache Chief Cochise. Many other artifacts pertaining to the Improved Order of Red Men, Degree of Pocahontas, Texas history, American history, and world history are on display. The library has an extensive collection dealing with Texas history, the Civil War, and World War II. One of its unique features is a complete set of National Geographic magazines from 1888 to the present. The library contains books on the American Revolution period, important papers of U.S. presidents, and complete sets of the published Warren Commission report and the Nuremburg War Criminal Trials report.


  • 4521 Speight Ave
  • Waco , Texas
  • 76711


Hours & Fees

  • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and weekends by appointment.

  • Free