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Fort Phantom Hill

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Abilene, TX
+1 325-677-1309
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See What It Used to Look Like Before Your Visit

With a little imagination, you can imagine this site as it once was. However, if you don't do any... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KTrouble
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Magnolia, Texas
The entrance sign had me back in the car pronto!

I admit, I am petrified of snakes.When the sign greets me with "Beware of Rattle Snakes I am back... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2018
ladyme1
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Portland, Maine
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“history buff” (7 reviews)
“no charge” (3 reviews)
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Abilene, TX
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"self guided tour"
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"history buff"
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"no charge"
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"sunny day"
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"small building"
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"running water"
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"civil war"
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"stretch your legs"
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"walk around"
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"pleasant surprise"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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.

Thank ladyme1
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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

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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

2  Thank Connie A
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

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

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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.

2  Thank XaniC
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Wander among the ruins of this former army post and imagine it's former days. No charge. A pleasant, peaceful way to spend an hour or more.

Thank Cindy C
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

This site was a pleasant surprise & we were reminded of the ruins of Pompei! It's a lovely walk among the fort ruins & the available brochure provides a comprehensive history.

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Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

It was drizzly when we stopped so we didn’t stay long. Free to look around and nice walk to stretch your legs. I would like to come back again and learn more. We had a teenager and 10 year old who both enjoyed looking around.

Thank JustUs4Tex
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

Located off FM600 north of Abilene and just past Phantom Lake, you can find the remains of Fort Phantom, where calvary units were stationed to protect homesteaders and escort those traveling westward. You're on your own! There's some posted information about the sight and the...More

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Joshua Q
May 24, 2018|
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Response from Connie A | Reviewed this property |
No, this is a historical site only. Only walking or handicap vehicles are permitted.
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fortglory
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.
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