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Fort Phantom Hill

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Address: Abilene, TX
Phone Number: 325-677-1309
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Back in time

Located out of the city this area dates back to 1850. Not much left but a few chimneys & small weathered signs. A large mural greets you on entering. An imaginary trip back in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
Renfrew, Canada
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Renfrew, Canada
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124 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Located out of the city this area dates back to 1850. Not much left but a few chimneys & small weathered signs. A large mural greets you on entering. An imaginary trip back in time. Worth a visit.

Thank cleoder
McKinney, Texas
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

If you are even remotely interested in Texas history, you will like checking this place out. It's free to roam for as long or short as you like. We went with our dog, picked up a brochure and walked thru the trails and saw lots of wildflowers. Great place to take pictures.

1 Thank Steve D
Malone, New York
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

On the surface there doesn't appear to be too much to see when looking from the parking lot. And to be fair, besides some ruins, there isn't. But if you have an interest in Texas/Western history, and are in the Abilene area, drive the extra few miles to see it. What are there are the remains of a pre-Civil War... More 

4 Thank northbuddy
Middletown, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

There is a new visitor's pavilion at the fort site. It has restrooms and interpretive panels and provides some shade from the sun on those hot days. The fort itself is as great of a site as it always was, but the new pavilion really makes it a more comfortable experience.

3 Thank corsair982
east texas usa
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Super-interesting detour to a lesser known fort. Well- marked and tended and very peaceful out there.

3 Thank lunamother
Houston, Texas
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78 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Some nice chimney stack ruins to walk by in a quiet state park. A good stop over if you are in Abilene.

2 Thank jared625
Mobile, Alabama
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636 reviews
373 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

I love visiting historical sites so I couldn't pass this place up when visiting the area. It is a beautifully kept park and is very informative with the map and history. The place just didn't like me too well and I kept having bad luck lol. I fell twice and ended up in huge thorny twigs out of my own... More 

1 Thank pnkgirl
Marshall, Texas
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47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We have actually visited Fort Phantom Hill on several occasions with my daughter who is attending college at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene. It is amazing to see the foundation and chimneys for the buildings that housed the soldiers still standing. The fireplaces were HUGE. It probably speaks to the severity of the west Texas plain winters. I bet it... More 

2 Thank James T
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65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Desolate remains of an old Texas fort - well worth the stop. It is in the middle of nowhere, the nice thing is that there are never any tourists there - so you have free roam of the place. History interesting - well worth the detour if you enjoy history!

Thank yukondelly
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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82 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We visited as a curiosity. It's nice that folks wish to preserve the history of the area, yet there is not much to see. Fortunately, the free pamphlet provided substantial info and we were able to visualize how busy and important this fort was during its day.

4 Thank RockyAbuDhabi

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