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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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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
35 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

For a European, forts in Texas are not quite what you have in mind - no castles or fortifications or anything, but this is a beautifully preserved for straight out of the Old West. The buildings are all perfectly intact and the interiors are carefully re-created. Staff on hand are incredibly knowledgeable and happy to discuss all aspects of life... More

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Junction, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

An enjoyable way to spend a part of your day in San Angelo is to go to Fort Concho. You can get a tour by a docent or just do a self-guided tour. It's been carefully recreated. An adventure you'll remember.

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Bedford, Texas
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Fort Concho is a beautiful restored fort and since it is made from limestone rather than wood the majority of the original fort still exists. We started at the visitor's center and watched the film about the history of the fort and the part it played in the settling of the Texas frontier. There was not a tour guide available... More

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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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41 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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