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A very fine visitor's center at the start of your visit w/ golf carts furnished to tour the very large grounds.

Tour the visitor center first & then tour the grounds of this very large old fort w/some restored... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Statesville, North Carolina
Loved Everything About Fort Griffin

We camped in the campground and then toured the grounds. The campground is very clean and well... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
Dallas, Texas
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Rolling plains and historic ruins blend for stargazing, camping and a glimpse into Texas' military past at Fort Griffin State Historic Site. Holding command over the Southern Plains, the fort served as one in a line of western defensive forts...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1701 N US Highway 283, Rr 1, Albany, TX 76430-3712
+1 325-762-3592
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All reviews golf cart visitor center interesting history texas history post civil war great spot off the beaten path longhorn cattle understand why several times site carts campground grounds trail star jane
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

Tour the visitor center first & then tour the grounds of this very large old fort w/some restored buildings. Go in & read the details in each building & to make it easier to get around, they loan you a golf cart free of charge....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lamarr406
Reviewed September 13, 2018

We camped in the campground and then toured the grounds. The campground is very clean and well kept, nice restrooms with showers and was very quiet and peaceful. I wish I remembered the mans name who was working in the visitors center. He was so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

Fort Griffin and the flats are very interesting place to visit. You really get an idea of why the Fort was built were it was. Also, the Flats (the old town of Fort Griffin) was very interesting. My Grandfather was born in Albany in 1880...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank wmtheron
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

We recently visited the historical site & thoroughly enjoyed it. The visitor center was clean and very modern. The short film about the area was remarkable. The attendant was the sweetest lady & very knowledgeable about Shackleford County. The golf cart was a wonderful way...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Donna B
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Jane at Fort griffin was extremely knowledgeable, pleasant, and humorous. Rode golf cart around. Well signed. Beautiful setting. Good restoration. Interesting history. Lovely gifts in store such as handmade wooden boxes. With the near 100 degree weather, I swooned thinking of the poor men who...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Great spot to camp with kids! We enjoyed viewing the old fort. You can check out a golf cart from the visitor center and ride around the golf cart instead of walking. There’s a new visitors center building! The new exhibits are interesting. The bathrooms...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DKGM07
Reviewed November 18, 2017

If you like history (and TX history in particular), you will enjoy Fort Griffin. The little video was well done giving history from both the Native American point of view and the new settler point of view. The grounds were well kept and the signage...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank batbirdbug
Reviewed September 15, 2017

I like Texas history, so the site is a good addition to my other stops. I was pleased with having the use of a golf cart, which made the visit much more enjoyable. The people were friendly and the grounds are well kept.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank BobShelton
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Been here several times, must see destination for guests from outside the area. Part of the Texas Forts Trail. Remnants of post civil war Calvary fort. Very nice visitor center. Very good depiction of post civil war life in Texas. Suggested all day excursion with...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Aubrey I
Reviewed July 23, 2017

I took a quick peek in here on the way back home. I have passed this place on the way somewhere several times and convinced myself to go in this time. To be honest, I did not go into visitors center and find out the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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March 21, 2018|
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Response from TxHistComm | Property representative |
Yes, as long as they are on a leash and you pick up after them!
Jo W
June 1, 2017|
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Response from TxHistComm | Property representative |
No, it is still treated like a state park so no license is required!