Fort Worth is a city worth visiting. Stay in a Texas bed and breakfast and plan to pass your days absorbing a little culture in Fort Worth Texas. The heat of summer is a great motivator for ducking into a cool museum.
The Texas Civil War Museum is a fascinating place, housing as it does the largest assortment of Civil War artifacts west of the Mississippi River. More than 90,000 men from Texas fought in the Civil War, most of them in the Confederate army, but in the Union army as well; this museum tells their story in a unique theater presentation. There is also an impressive exhibit of flags, weaponry and uniforms, and many other period artifacts. You can even taste hardtack, one of the staples for soldiers during the war.
For an entirely different experience, check out the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, the building is an art piece worth visiting in and of itself. Inside, you will find European and American art created from 1945 to the present. This summer, from July 12 through September 27, there is an exhibit of the work of William Kentridge entitled “Five Themes”. According to the museum website, “Five Themes features the most comprehensive survey to date of the films, drawings, books, prints, sculptures, and stage designs by this influential contemporary South African artist.” Sounds phenomenal.
When you have finished exploring the exhibits, settle yourself in to a cafe that overlooks an enormous reflecting pond. You will feel cool and refreshed by the end of your visit to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.