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Fort Concho

630 S. Oakes, San Angelo, TX 76903
325-481-2646
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in San Angelo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
Activities: Birdwatching
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
Activities: Birdwatching
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Dallas, Texas
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180 reviews 180 reviews
89 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

This fort was built when Fort Chadbourne ran out of water. It is much larger but somehow less charming, maybe because it's right in town. They do have a small gift shop and collection of old rifles on display. Many of the buildings still stand and some are furnished.

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San Angelo, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Old Fort Concho has been a spectacular exhibit of the Old West for many years. Already is one, if not the best, restored Frontier Fort. Exhibits are excellent, and volunteers all in period dress, are friendly and very knowledgable. They want you to leave having learned something and glad that you did. But to really get the flavor of the... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We hadn't been in 10 years and it was a notable change. It seemed more of an opportunity to sell booth space to vendors then a historic family event. Less historic re-creations and closed museum displays to make room for overpriced vendors of boutique items. Very disappointing! We had really look forward to going but now won't be back.

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San Angelo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

​Fort Concho was a real western fort that the US government established in the 1870's to protect settlers from marauding Indians. This a very large fort, there are no walls, but you will be able to see how the soldiers lived compared to the officers. The fort offers guided tours. Worth the time.

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Herndon, Virginia
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52 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Fun little museum and really nice information about the Buffalo Soldiers! The fort was surprisingly large, and very well kept-up. One of the officer's houses even had a really nice exhibit on the history of telephones, including original switchboards and telephone transfer lines. The best part, though, was a video and exhibits about the Buffalo Soldiers. I had heard of... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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33 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The fort is well taken care of and has many of the building still standing if not all of them. Events are held there besides being a historic sight which in turn helps to cover cost of the fort. There is much history to read about as well as to see walking the well kept grounds. I was there for... More 

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Texas
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have visited several forts in Texas, but Fort Concho is the best preserved of the bunch. We were there on a Sunday and there was only one guided tour at 2:30, so we waited for that and it was so worth it. The docent was very good. Cost isn't much of a factor because it's only $5 for adults... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you have ever wanted to be taken back in time,a lesson of old west history, Fort Concho is a must, it's not just for grownup's it's for children as well. From the wonderful old buildings, parade grounds, stables and mules, school house and officers quarters, everything has been well preserved. The staff at the visitors center are only to... More 

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North Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I visited Fort Concho back in May of this year and loved it. Ft. Concho was liking walking into an old John Wayne movie, the artifacts were well preserved and the staff was pleasant and knowledgeable I would highly recommend that any who goes anywhere near San Angelo stop and visit.

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San Angelo, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

If you like history then you will love ft concho. Christmas at Fort xoxo is also a blast. Many vendor selling home made goods, fresh rootbeer, kettle corn and a pancake breakfast. Well worth the visit.

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