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Address: 1701 North US Hwy 283, RR 1, Albany, TX 76430
Phone Number: 13257623592
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Activities: Camping
Description: Rolling plains and historic ruins blend for stargazing, camping and a...
Rolling plains and historic ruins blend for stargazing, camping and a glimpse into Texas' military past at Fort Griffin State Historic Site. Holding command over the Southern Plains, the fort served as one in a line of western defensive forts. Included among the ruins are a mess hall, barracks, first sergeant's quarters, bakery, powder magazine and hand-dug well. fort Griffin is also home to the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd, the breed that helped create the mythical Texas cowboy. For a true taste of the old west, the site offers camping, fishing, hiking, and historical reenactments.
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Good stop on the way to Albany

We saw the sign for the fort and decided to go see what was there. It was well worth the detour. There is a lot of history to the fort. It has been a few years since we went there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
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Sugar Land, Texas
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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went to Ft. Griffin for a few days of camping in our Casita travel trailer. The camping facilities are very good. Everything worked. We were there during the wee and there were only 3-4 sites with campers. Visited the Fort during the day and made numerous road trips to surrounding towns. Camping area is very well maintained and attractive.... More 

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Dallas, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

As another reviewer stated, there is not much of this historic fort still standing. The visitors center is very informative and tells the history of Fort Griffin from 1867 to 1881 and it's role in protecting the Texas frontier settlers. The area established near the fort, named "the Flats" was a wild lawless town with a history as interesting as... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Fort Griffin museum and park ruined our Hollywood inspired idea of West Texas forts of the 1860s. There were no walls, no raised firing positions, no enclosed square etc. The fort site was fronted by a wonderful new entrance building with an informative curator. The fort location was disappointing. It was a large almost empty piece of land with a... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We saw the sign for the fort and decided to go see what was there. It was well worth the detour. There is a lot of history to the fort. It has been a few years since we went there but I would go there again when I am in the area.

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Big Spring, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

After reading the post before mine, I was really wondering if it was going to be any good. Luckily, my friend had gone earlier and recommended it. Yes, some of the building are not standing and you do have to walk a little bit. However, they have several golf carts you can use. I found the lady to be quite... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

once again a great historical place to take family the grandkids enjoyed the day.

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Abilene, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Old or run down historic houses. Nice field trip idea though

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Aubrey, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

Fort Griffin was the most important frontier fort in Texas after the Civil War. It and the town nearby were a hub of activity in the war with the Indians and for trade. The remains of some original fort buildings and the reconstruction of others provide a good idea of the size of the installation. The location of the fort... More 

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Address: 1701 North US Hwy 283, RR 1, Albany, TX 76430
Phone Number: 13257623592
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Albany
Average Prices: USD 4 - 4

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