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Fort McKavett State Historic Site

Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
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Well Preserved Fort

A very well preserved fort - buildings and grounds are well maintained. Museum offers enough... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Interesting fort

My wife and I attended the Fort McKavett "West Texas Heritage Days" event on Sat, May 5, 2018. The... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Jerry E
San Angelo, Texas
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Standing atop a remote windswept hill, the weathered remains of an old western fort beckon curious visitors to the site General Sherman once described as the prettiest post in Texas. Established in 1852, Fort McKavett housed various infantry and...more
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7066 Fm 864, Fort Mc Kavett, TX 76841
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

A very well preserved fort - buildings and grounds are well maintained. Museum offers enough information about the fort that when walking the grounds, you can understand how tough life was for those working and living here. Highly recommend visiting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank C V
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I attended the Fort McKavett "West Texas Heritage Days" event on Sat, May 5, 2018. The event included units of the US Cavalry, CSA, Artillery firings, US Army Camel Corp and exhibits associated with these units. The finally of the day, besides...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jerry E
Reviewed 3 May 2018

The morning we visited Fort McKavett we were the only ones there except the curator. That is how remote this Fort was and remains, yet well worth your time if traveling along I-10 east or west. The Fort is well maintained, with several buildings open...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This is a sprawling, interesting site well introduced when we visited by a committed docent. The remaining buildings are well-maintained and give a good idea of what life must have been like at the isolated post in the 1880's. There's less rooms with artifacts that...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 23 February 2018

I have been to several forts in the past couple of years and for me the others were more interesting. None of the buildings here were open so we could just pear through the windows. I truthfully was a bit disappointed. I am sure for...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank tangojohnDallas
Reviewed 28 January 2018

We stopped by and visited the site. So much history and you can see just how it was back then to be in the military in West Texas. Cool building and lots of cool items to view that are correct and from the era. Willie...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Will547
Reviewed 6 December 2017

You definitely need to seek directions to this restored military outpost. It housed a blended army force. Buffalo soldiers and white solders manned this station. There is a small museum, several well restored residences/school rooms etc. If you'll walk the .25 miles down to the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Cal N
Reviewed 29 July 2017

A little out of the way to visit... One of the best restorations of Texas Indian Wars Military Posts I have visited. There are numerous restored structures along with ruins of several buildings including the commanding officer's quarters. The restored headquarters building is used as...More

Date of experience: June 2017
10  Thank bonaventure
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We didn't spend as much time here as we wanted- we were traveling with our dogs. Happened to visit the same day an incredible amount of school kids did and it was a little too much for the pups to handle. My husband and I...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Texasirishblonde
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The 80 acre site consisting of 19 well preserved and beautifully restored buildings from a 1852 military post is a bit remote (17 miles west of Menard on Hwy 190 the six miles south on FM 864), but it is gives the visitor a feel...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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