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“Not a Bad Stop”
Review of Fort Leaton

Fort Leaton
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Presidio
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

This is not a bad stop. We needed to use the RR. There is a $3.00 fee to go through the fort. A person could picnic there or just rest. It was clean.

Thank leroys73
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

Stopped by after one of our walks in the state park, a surprising little respite. Picinic area, which we took advantage of, near parking. Self guided tour avaliable, a ranger that is VERY knowledgable about the Fort history as well as area and TX history, and reproductions of furniture that appear very real.
Well worth a short stop if you're in the area.

Thank mercynurse62
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Fort Leaton was meant to be a quick stop to break up a much longer road trip. The fort was not an official military installation (though they used it often) it functioned as Benjamin Leaton's home and a trading post.

We were greeted by Ranger Dave Lewis who was happy to fill us in on all the archeological and restoration work that was done to bring the fort up to its current condition. He gave us the self-guided tour brochure and directed us to the exhibits. Once we were done he walked along with us through the fort and told us all about the history and geology of the area and the back story of murder and intrigue involving Leaton's son and the elder Leaton's sometime business partner John Burgess.

Depending on your interests and whether or not Ranger Lewis is on duty the day you arrive, you could spend anywhere from 45 minutes to a couple hours at the fort.

Thank Davis K
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Reviewed 10 December 2011

I walked in and saw how perfectly the structure was and decided it had been rebuilt, but the artifacts and story were still interesting so I enjoyed it. That is until I was leaving and started reading all the monuments around the entrance. Three, erected in the 30's, tell an interesting history and give homage to a variety of people. One, erected in the '70's I think, says in essence not to believe the story or history written on the other three. The whole thing remains a mystery I would love to have solved if anyone reading this wants to clarify.

Thank Bips
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