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Fort Phantom Hill

Abilene, TX
325-677-1309
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Abilene
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Dallas, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
19 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We stopped by this historical location on a mild but chilly December afternoon and had a nice stop for an Abilene tourist attraction. This historical site was begun when the US army of 1851 marched from Fort Belknap (another fun tourist stop) to this place known as Phantom Hill. There is great information provided at the site about all the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited the hill late afternoon during the week. Its a 20 min drive north of Abilene, and a peaceful drive. The fort holds many ruins spread out over several acres, and there are plenty to view. The walk is a trail, not paved, as it should be. Clean, well kept and a wonderful place to shoot photographs and listen to... More 

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G-Patch, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This family of history dorks absolutely LOVED this place! WOW! The history was everywhere. I'd never heard of Ft Phantom Hill before, so it was a pleasant surprise. My kids had a fantastic time, and we enjoyed walking the grounds. The only drawback is that is wasn't easy to find because EVERY map leads you to the wrong place. Just... More 

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Indianapolis
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Drove north of Abilene in search of Fort Phantom Hill. It is about a 10 mile drive from I20. In other words, just when you think you missed a sign, you see the remains of the chimneys of quarters. The park area gives you a layout of the fort and it is a self guided tour. It is a little... More 

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Flower Mound, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

the old structures turned out to be great, the night I was there taking photos the Milky way was viewable

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Although it takes determination to find this fort, it's worth it. As you drive toward it, the sense of isolation and loneliness actually closes in on you and you realize on a soul-level how difficult it must have been for the soldiers stationed out here. This fort is in ruins, but that doesn't spoil anything. Just close your eyes, be... More 

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Benbrook, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Anyone who enjoys authentic history should stop off at Ft Phantom Hill. Like many others, we had a lot of trouble finding it. Ignore the GPS directions - go north up West Lake Rd (fm600) from I-20 and keep going past the Ft. phantom baptist church. There will be a paved parking area and flagpole on the right, you can't... More 

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alloa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

we like to follow history, and this was very good and the site as clean and tidy, even had restroom facilities, in the open countryside that is a bonus. Would be nice if some organisation could rebuild this Fort and then we would see the full story clearer..

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Dallas, Tex
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Having attended the Texas annual HOG Harley Davison rally in Alibene, my group had the opportunity to visit several Fort north and south of Abilene. Honestly I can say that the one which took my breath away was Fort Phantom Hill. There are several remaining building and sites to take in as well as a self-guided tour that is worth... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Clean restrooms nice location in the middle of no where. Its a oner but worth walking around once. What you will find are a couple still standing structures that are barred off and locked. There are several chimney stacks on site from several buildings. They also have a canon on display one wagon and a pull trailer. I went when... More 

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