Fort Martin Scott

Fort Martin Scott, Fredericksburg: Address, Phone Number, Fort Martin Scott Reviews: 4.5/5

Fort Martin Scott
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Western frontier fort built in the 1840's is today a museum.
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pasherry
United States897 contributions
Not much to see
Mar 2021 • Couples
Fort Martin Scott is a restored United States Army outpost that was active from December 5, 1848, until April, 1853. It was part of a line of frontier forts established to protect travelers and settlers within Texas. This historical site is managed by the city of Fredericksburg. There is a visitors center manned by a volunteer that can give you information about this free site. The signs along the paths are so faded that many are hard to read. Some of the buildings are not open and overall there is a feeling of neglect. It might be more interesting when they have re-enactments, otherwise you can see everything in less than an hour.
Written March 20, 2021
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Haley
Whitney, TX53 contributions
A quiet but nice visit
Jun 2020
We went during Summer 2020, so it looked like some things may not have been available due to COVID-19. However, I still enjoyed this small but informative landmark, something not to skip over in Fredericksburg!
Written November 29, 2020
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Paul E
houston, texas223 contributions
short visit
Oct 2020
Underdeveloped frontier army post exhibit. Visitor center has limited hours. Admission is free. One may stroll the circular walk easily in a half hour. Many of the exhibit sign boards are in poor condition and need repair.
Written October 11, 2020
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Curtis P
Tulsa, OK289 contributions
Great Scott! A Fort!
Mar 2020
I decided to visit Fredericksburg to see the WWII museum. After a long drive from Tulsa, we were ready to arrive when I noticed the fort as I past by it. I turned around stopped and took lots of photos. I noticed a Living History event taking place, so decided to come back later which I did, and see it all, and talk with the reenactors. I learned that General Longstreet, one of Lee's corp commanders had been commander of the fort before the war. I actually stopped at it 3 times while I was in town.
Written March 18, 2020
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ACE9697
Edinburg, VA62 contributions
Definitely worth checking out
Oct 2019 • Friends
If you're into history or enjoy the idea of rustic living this place is definitely worth checking out. Nice walking paths, buildings to go in and see how officers lived and ruins. Modern bathrooms located at the visitor center along with a nice gift shop. This wasn't a planned stop but we were pleasantly surprised.
Written October 29, 2019
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1234texas
Seabrook, TX2,139 contributions
Not a lot of history, but some really nice structures
Aug 2019
From what I can gather, most of the fort has long since disintegrated, but the recreations look and feel much like the buildings of the time frame. It is good to see an effort to re-create the buildings of the past to help future generations understand how the structures were built and how they were used.

This is not a primary reason to visit Fredericksburg, but it is nice. If you are interested in architecture of the time frame, Fredericksburg is a great stop. The Germans that built the town were very good at what they did--the architecture is wonderful. The old homes in the downtown area are well worth a walking tour. There are a number of the old farm houses still in existence on the outskirts of town. Some of the churches are wonderful!
Written August 21, 2019
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Tammy C
Mineral Wells, TX32 contributions
Hidden gem of Texas forts
Jun 2019 • Friends
You might not notice Ft. Martin Scott as you drive past while entering Fredericksburg,TX. But stopping in is worth your time. It is the only fort that made peace with the fearsome Commanche & Lipan Apache tribes, thus ensuring there would never be any bloodshed between them, the Army posted there ,nor the German settlers. The enormous oak trees speadvtheir shade among the buildings that bring history to life. MUST SEE!
Written June 2, 2019
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RV_Vagabond
The Villages, FL127 contributions
Mostly rebuilt and recreated
Apr 2019 • Couples
Some historic interest but only one original building on site. Nicely redone buildings, aging placards describing life at the fort. Donations requested.
Written April 29, 2019
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David Grimm
Staunton, VA204 contributions
Another nice Texas Fort.
Mar 2019 • Couples
My wife and I were visiting forts on the Texas Fort trail. And we were also in Fredericksburg so we had to visit this. We were the first to visit that day and had some good conversations with the staff. Nicely preserved fort that wasn't actually used very long because of the rapid expansion of the West. But had you feeling like the 1850's.
Written April 4, 2019
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Paul G
Tucson, AZ3,523 contributions
Texas History
Nov 2018 • Couples
While most of the buildings are reproductions ( One original remains ) together they provide one with a very detailed insight into the history of this area.

This is a self guided walking tour and as you stroll along the pathways, take the time to gaze into the past and see and read about the hardships, courage and dedication that it took.
Written November 14, 2018
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