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Review of Fort Concho

Fort Concho
Ranked #3 of 29 things to do in San Angelo
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Be sure to see this in the morning before it gets hot. There is a lot of walking involved, and most of it is in the open. No A/C in any of the buildings except two. Take some water as well as you walk from building to building in the fort

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Fort Concho, San Angelo, was one of several military posts built to establish law and order in West Texas after the Civil War. Initial construction began in 1868. One of the better forts we have seen. Small museum but very well done. The E. H. Danner Museum of Telephony is on site and contains interesting models of telephones from the 1880s to modern times. Also on site, located in the post hospital building is the Robert Wood Johnson Museum of Frontier Medicine featuring typical instruments, medicines, surgical kits, and hospital furniture of the 19th century.

Thank Lynn A
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Amazing exhibit and exciting to bring your family to if you have a couple extra hours in the San Angelo area. The cleanliness and amount of people there was surprising, but it is the summer months, so nothing unexpected.

Thank Tyler M
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Fort Concho is a well preserved example of the forts built in the later 19th century on the Texas and Oklahoma frontiers. Many of the original sandstone buildings remain with displays of barracks, headquarters, officer quarters, and the hospital. A short film details the construction and use of the fort, with special attention to the Negro Cavalry units usually stationed there known as the Buffalo Soldiers, supposedly because their hair reminded the Indians of the wooly mane of the American bison. These units successfully fought the Commanche and Kiowa tribes, making the land safe for cattle ranchers and other settlers. Well worth the trip.

Thank Jim C
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

nice place. very low key. just a nice way to waste a couple of hours. did the self tour.much outside walking, go on a nice day!

Thank David S
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