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History at the Hill

Tour the military ruins of Fort Phantom. Fort operated 1851-1853. Self guided tour. Enjoy walking... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Abilene, Texas
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Such an interesting place to visit!

I was taken back in time while walking the ruins of the fort and was able to learn about it's... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Jamie M
Ardmore, Oklahoma
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Tour the military ruins of Fort Phantom. Fort operated 1851-1853. Self guided tour. Enjoy walking the grounds and take yourself back in time. When you think if the technology not available and how these have stood years later. Signs help identify the building and we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

I was taken back in time while walking the ruins of the fort and was able to learn about it's history and purpose. Just be sure to watch out for snakes, they have a sign warning about rattlesnakes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jamie M
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

It’s a great historical site that shows the frontier of Texas and America. Worth a visit make sure to grab the information brochure.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Just another step in trying to understand history and what remains of it. It is hard to comprehend what all and who has walked or rode these grounds. Really a lot to take in and mentally understanding what happened in such a short time span....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gene R
Reviewed June 7, 2018

With a little imagination, you can imagine this site as it once was. However, if you don't do any research before you arrive, it probably won't be very interesting at all. Not that far out of town and pretty coll, if you are in to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank KTrouble
Reviewed April 20, 2018

I admit, I am petrified of snakes.When the sign greets me with "Beware of Rattle Snakes I am back in the car in a heartbeat.Not going to happen! this is an old fort with one small building and numerous chimneys. We admired from a distance.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank ladyme1
Reviewed April 10, 2018

There's not much to see here except the old brick chimneys but there's an explanatory brochure available as you go in and its a pleasant stroll around amidst the bluebonnets and the cacti. You should note that the official address (10818 FM 600) isn't accurate....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

My husband, father-in-law, and I took a trek though this old fort. Not much of it stands, but in the quiet of the day while looking out onto the prairie-type fields, one can almost transport themselves back to this era in time. It’s so easy...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank ConnieA401
Reviewed March 1, 2018

I would recommend this for anyone - The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable- facilities were well maintained

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank foxwalker2
Reviewed February 16, 2018

The site is unmanned but provides maps and historical pamphlets to allow you to explore the site on your own. We had fun trying to decide which ruin was which and exploring the open areas.

Date of experience: July 2017
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September 5, 2018|
Response from AllanJGJ | Reviewed this property |
It's an open space with just a few ruins and I think is open all the time. Be careful re the address - see my review. Regards, Allan
Joshua Q
May 24, 2018|
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Response from ConnieA401 | Reviewed this property |
No, this is a historical site only. Only walking or handicap vehicles are permitted.
March 14, 2017|
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Response from drdroad | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure that's ok. Honestly, there's no one there to monitor. Please clean up.