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The Hall of State and The Dallas Historical Society’s exhibits are free and open to the public.

Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Upcoming Temporary Closure

The Hall of State and the Dallas Historical Society’s offices will be closed to the public Friday, August 2, 2024 during the Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair event at Fair Park.




Created by Pennsylvania-based artist Thomas Feely, Jr. over 18 years and stretching across 336 square feet, the Texas Liberty Forever! diorama is the largest depiction of its kind and serves as the centerpiece of the Battle of the Alamo Exhibit at the Hall of State. The re-creation of the besieged Alamo compound features over 2,000 hand-painted figures poised in battle, just as combatants were on the morning of March 6, 1836. Painstakingly researched and exquisitely detailed, the diorama showcases every aspect of the legendary battle—from artillery pieces and wagons, to cattle, horses, fortresses, and topography, all represented in 1/32 scale (54 mm). The exhibit offers a bird’s eye view of history as it was unfolding—Colonel Romero’s charge on the cattle corral, troops spilling over the northeast wall into the courtyard, defenders perched atop the Alamo Chapel, and many more action scenes that bring the battle to life. Feely, who crafted and painted each figure separately, designed the Texas Liberty Forever! diorama in four pieces which were crated and shipped to the Hall of State, through the extensive efforts of the Dallas Historical Society and its many supporters. The Alamo exhibit is free, and open to the public.


Designed to enhance your experience viewing the diorama, this app is an immersive storytelling tool that provides a comprehensive play-by-play of one of the most revolutionary sieges in American history. It offers 360 panoramas that place you at pivotal battle locations around the Alamo fortress, as well as an augmented reality-enhanced narrative feature that uses target imagery and stunning 3D visualizations to bring these climactic moments to life.

Texas Liberty Forever! is an interactive experience. Click on the links below to download the companion app to your smartphone or tablet


CLICK HERE to see past exhibits

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