Held the first weekend in December, it's a great place to experience history and do some Christmas shopping .
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
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
Wonderful historic site. A must see when you visit San Angelo. Fort Concho is a great learning experience for the kids as well as memories for the whole family.
Fort Concho is the best preserved western frontier fort. (Don't look for defensive walls, as they were not a part of any western military post.) The management does a great job at recreating the atmosphere of West Texas in the 1870s. If you can time a visit to an event -- check their website --so much the better. Myself, I'm... More
Fort Concho has received numerous awards for "best restored fort". Once you visit, you will see why. The period of time following the civil war and expansion of the frontier west, found many interesting stories and history (some we are proud of, some not so proud) nevertheless, Fort Concho does a great job of sharing this history and is very... More
This is a wonderfully preserved piece of west Texas history. You can choose to do a self guided tour or sign up for the guide. The buildings are in great shape and almost all are open. A must see for those stopping in San Angelo.
I didn't realize San Angelo had so much history. I enjoyed walking around the fort, and chatting with staff members. The area has been restored well, and I definitely recommend a visit to the fort. I have been recommended to come back at Christmas time, and I very well may take them up on it. Staff are in period dress,... More
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