Comfort, Texas: Things Made from Armadillos

Collection of sewing baskets, lamps, purses, and other curios made out of nine-banded armadillos by the long-gone Apelt Armadillo Company.

Armadillo Farm General Store and Museum

Address:
636 High St., Comfort, TX
Directions:
Armadillo Farm General Store and Museum. Downtown, on the north side of High St., just west of its intersection with 7th St.
Hours:
Th-Su 10-5, usually M-W as well (Virus outbreak may affect access to attraction. Call to verify.)
Phone:
830-360-0929
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Display of armadillo souvenirs.

Armadillo Farm Museum

The Apelt Armadillo Company opened in Comfort in 1894 and closed in 1971. They specialized in sewing baskets, lamps, and other curios made out of nine-banded armadillos (Buckhorn Saloon was one of their larger retailers). They were designated a Texas landmark in 2015.

The Armadillo Farm Museum in downtown Comfort has a large collection of Apelt Armadillo Company original armadillo relics. It also has an attached general store with a large collection of Texana, gas station, general store, advertising, and transportation artifacts.

[Jay Gruen, 09/22/2019]

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