While much of the fighting in the Civil War took place east of Texas, the War Between the States is remarkably vivid in this state. Every region has its Civil War tales to tell. One of the country's best Civil War museums is here, along with restored plantations and battlefield buildings. A visit to those battlefields may include encounters with passionate re-enactors. Festivals, balls, and other living history opportunities await for historians ready to leave their armchairs and hit the road.