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Visit The Archives

Dear friends and visitors of the Texas General Land Office,

To support the health and safety of our community, we are temporarily suspending all public access to the Archives and Records Research Room and canceling individual and group tours until further notice. The GLO remains open at this time, and we will continue to implement rigorous cleaning routines in accordance with CDC and the Texas Department of Health and Human Services recommendations. Given the evolving nature regarding COVID-19, we will share updates as they become available. Please refer to the GLO’s website, for additional information, updates and to view digitized records on line. As always, you may contact us by email or call 512-463-5277 if we can assist via phone.

Thank you for understanding and we can’t wait to open our doors to you again!

Archives and Records staff

The Texas General Land Office Archives and Records is a closed stacks research collection and not a library. 

Preservation of our unique, one-of-a-kind materials and easy access for our patrons are our primary concerns.  Security and preservation procedures are in place to ensure that today's researchers have access to our materials, as well as researchers hundreds of years in the future. 

Our materials do not circulate.  Many of our materials may be accessed through our website and all of them are available in person in our Research Room.

Out-of-town researchers are advised to call ahead or email to confirm materials that may be of interest.  For detailed research, it is recommended that an appointment be made with research staff.  Please see our contact information below.

The Texas General Land Office Archives Research Room

 Scheduling a Tour?

A premiere site for genealogical and historical exploration and research, the Land Office Archives and Records welcomes visitors interested in Texas history. Next door to the Bob Bullock State History Museum, the Archives and Records is a perfect stop for group tours. After all, these documents are the heritage of all Texans. With prior notice, Archives staff may have documents of interest ready for you.

Group tours should be requested at least one week in advance. Free and lasting about 90 minutes, tours are best experienced with no more than 20 people, although larger groups can be accommodated.  

Tours focus on several of the most interesting documents and maps found at the Land Office shaping the boundaries, history and settlement of Texas.