Texas Plains Trail Region

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

Seminole: Gaines County Museum

"Wind Spirit" sculpture, Gaines County Museum

The Gaines County Museum showcases the history of this agricultural and petroleum-producing county, depicting the stories of five major cultures that contributed to it: Comanches; early Anglo pioneers; Hispanics; Black Americans from whom the city of Seminole derived its name; and the German-speaking community (Mennonites).

The museum showcases iron artifacts, blacksmithing equipment, saddles and other household items used by early Texas pioneers. Visitors are also presented with the history of a 1935 oil field discovery.


  • 700 Hobbs Highway
  • Seminole, Texas
  • 79360


Hours & Fees

  • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed 12 p.m.-1 p.m.)

  • Free