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Fort Concho

630 S. Oakes, San Angelo, TX 76903
325-481-2646
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in San Angelo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Birdwatching
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houston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Be sure to see this in the morning before it gets hot. There is a lot of walking involved, and most of it is in the open. No A/C in any of the buildings except two. Take some water as well as you walk from building to building in the fort

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Fort Concho, San Angelo, was one of several military posts built to establish law and order in West Texas after the Civil War. Initial construction began in 1868. One of the better forts we have seen. Small museum but very well done. The E. H. Danner Museum of Telephony is on site and contains interesting models of telephones from the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Amazing exhibit and exciting to bring your family to if you have a couple extra hours in the San Angelo area. The cleanliness and amount of people there was surprising, but it is the summer months, so nothing unexpected.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fort Concho is a well preserved example of the forts built in the later 19th century on the Texas and Oklahoma frontiers. Many of the original sandstone buildings remain with displays of barracks, headquarters, officer quarters, and the hospital. A short film details the construction and use of the fort, with special attention to the Negro Cavalry units usually stationed... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

nice place. very low key. just a nice way to waste a couple of hours. did the self tour.much outside walking, go on a nice day!

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San Angelo, Texas
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15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Best preserved and restored civil war area fort in Texas! Tremendous history, including the Buffalo Soldiers, well presented in numerous buildings. But for something really special, try and come during Christmas at Old Fort Concho. 19th century and early 20th century in a captivating environment. Always on the 1st weekend of December, great shopping, demonstrations, kids events all presented with... More

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San Angelo, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

There is a little bit of everything at Fort Concho; My all time favorite is Christmas at Old Fort Concho! Venders from across the state come with their rustic goods, Pancakes for breakfast to help support local charities, cannons blasting, vintage calvery marching... Who wouldn't have fun?! Aside from cookie decorating compotitions and art exhibits, one might find refuge in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Held the first weekend in December, it's a great place to experience history and do some Christmas shopping .

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Kettering, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

I grew up thinking forts were big and surrounded by wooden palisades. Living in San Angelo I learned that there was another side of the old west that didn't make it into many movies. Historic Fort Concho shows how the old west was throughout much of west Texas. If you are lucky to be in San Angelo for Christmas in... More

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San Angelo, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The restored buildings and grounds of Ft. Concho are some of the best maintained historical sites in the country. Guided tours with very knowledgeable staff members or walk and look tours are available. The annual "Christmas at Old Ft. Concho" program ", the first weekend in December, features all types of frontier activities as they would have been in the... More

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