Texas Forts Trail Region

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

Abilene: National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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The Center celebrates the best original art published in children's literature.  You and your family will be educated and entertained at the same time when you visit the museum or participate in one of the Center's special events.  The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature was established with a conviction and purpose of celebrating the best original art published in children's literature. The NCCIL collaborates with award-winning artists to produce exhibitions of their artwork that are distinctive, appealing to museum visitors of all ages, and of the highest quality. In addition to this unique artistic partnership, following its debut at the NCCIL gallery each exhibition travels to museums, public libraries, and galleries nationwide.


  • 102 Cedar
  • Abilene, Texas
  • 79601


Hours & Fees

  • Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Free Admission 

Map & Directions

The NCCIL is located between North 1st and North 2nd in the historic distric of downtown Abilene.