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Address: 1701 North US Hwy 283, RR 1, Albany, TX 76430
Phone Number: 915-762-3592
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Activities: Camping
Description: The remains of Fort Griffin are here, along with reconstructed buildings.

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Nice visitors center and campground

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... read more

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

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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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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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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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: Address: 1701 North US Hwy 283, RR 1, Albany, TX 76430
Phone Number: 915-762-3592
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Albany

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