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Fort Travis Seashore Park

900 Sh 87, Port Bolivar, TX
+1 409-934-8100
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Enchanting Place

I had the opportunity to travel to Crystal Beach TX and my Family and myself decided to go visit... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
dogedebordeux
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Boerne, Texas
Go here to fly a kite

Wish the site had more explanation about the historical use of the location over time. Good day... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
A929NKkimd
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Duluth, Minnesota
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900 Sh 87, Port Bolivar, TX
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"bolivar ferry"
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"historical markers"
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"watch the boats"
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"day trip"
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"crystal beach"
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"picnic"
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"history"
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I had the opportunity to travel to Crystal Beach TX and my Family and myself decided to go visit this amazing site, we loved it the Fort Travis it really needs a little bit of TLC but it is very good to go and spend...More

Thank dogedebordeux
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Wish the site had more explanation about the historical use of the location over time. Good day trip from Galveston because we brought our kites. The wide lawn was perfect for kite flying with no hazards to hang up a kite.

Thank A929NKkimd
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We took the ferry from Galveston and visited the Fort to pass a little time before the boat ride back. There isn't much here, but I think that is part of the charm of the place. There are wide open spaces, a few picnic tables,...More

Thank moondog1961
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Some people don't seem to appreciate the historical aspect, and too many folks look for a lot of noisy whiz-bang stuff - which this place doesn't have. The park is very historic, especially when combined with the Jane Long (Mother of Texas) markers. It is...More

1  Thank BobShelton
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped at the park on our way to the ferry. It was peaceful and quiet with beautiful views of the gulf and boat traffic. I do wish there were more details available to explain exactly what we were looking at. If you do stop, research...More

1  Thank Diana R
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

This was an interesting stop while just out exploring. The grounds are well kept, but unfortunately the historic buildings are in just awful condition. History from pre-civil war up through WW II can been seen here. Too bad that funds obviously have not been available...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

We really enjoyed a few hours walking around this small park and sitting on the seawall complete with dolphin sightings. There are some batteries and bunkers with historical markers explaining the history; and there is a lot of space to run and play. We had...More

1  Thank Tona W
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Fort Travis has a long history of defense and fortifications dating back to the early 1800's. The current defense and canon structures were built in 1899. They were active as late as WWII with over 2,500 troops and anti-aircraft guns. After the war everything was...More

1  Thank CraftBeers
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

There were signs posted to give history and facts about the old fort. There were several bunkers and we enjoyed climbing and going down into them. The bunkers are old & dilapidated but were still very neat. The grounds are well maintained, peaceful and beautiful...More

Thank FamilyLovestoVacation
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Went passed here on our way to Crystal Beach so thought we would stop off. Hardly anyone there so very peaceful. Walked around for about an hour just viewing the area. Not much there but what there was I found interesting for the history of...More

Thank St_matty
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I read this from the dogfriendly . com website: Dogs are allowed in the park for day use and camping for no additional fee; they must be kept leashed and cleaned up after at all times. Dogs are allowed on the beach. The... More
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