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Frontier Massacre

Very interesting exhibit. The fort is in need of a little maintenance but gives one an insight into... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2019
b155549
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Fort Worth, Texas
Blast from the past

I personally was not up to speed on the Fort Parker events but soon leared a lot about it and began... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
CBP-Photobug
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Blooming Grove, Texas
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

Went to check out the home of Cynthia Ann Parker. She was the mother of Comanche Chief Quannah Parker. Never knew this existed. It's a great place and and even better history lesson right here in TEXAS!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GregG2548
Reviewed July 22, 2019

The place is Nothing like what it once was. Most of the builds are empty or used as Storage. We saw a bunch of Plastic stored in one of the exhibits. Apparently Weed eating and Chan saw technology is unknown to them. Plus the people...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Hearnbryan
Reviewed July 18, 2019

Very interesting exhibit. The fort is in need of a little maintenance but gives one an insight into life and death on the Texas frontier. The artifacts and fossils are also interesting and quite unique. It is not a professional presentation but is clearly a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank b155549
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

Even though we knew the sad story of the fort and Cynthia Parker’s history and had read a couple of negative reviews, we were still quite eager to stop by. I agree with everything the July 14, 2018 reviewer said! The Visitor’s Center assaults your...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Katydid2Austin
Reviewed April 13, 2019

I personally was not up to speed on the Fort Parker events but soon leared a lot about it and began to appreciate what happened there and how hard it was to survive in the those days. The Fort was well preserved and authentic to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2019

At one time this was historically accurate and felt as though you were back in the early 1800s when you visited,now since they have added the mock buildings for the old west gunfight groups it looks like a carnival or something. Why put all those...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jrb642016
Reviewed October 21, 2018

We enjoyed this rustic fort site. The price can't be beat ($2 each) and the visitor center is has a lot of character. If you want Disney or commercial standardization, this is not it. The fort has an interesting history told through signs, pamphlets, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DillonM1905
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The story is compelling but the stop not so much. I liked that you could walk around inside the fort and it get a taste of life back then but not much to do and the whole area, including the museum, could use some work....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

I took my son here on our Guys Trip because he wanted to see a real fort. The fort itself is very cool, and a great example of life on the plains in the 1800s. You get to walk around and go inside some of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank These6Texans
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

First time to visit in many years. It still is a great story of early Texas history. Interesting to see how early settlers lived. Contrary to a rant from a previous reviewer that this couldn't be the original site because it was too far from...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Sheryl W
January 7, 2018|
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Response from KathleenBR | Reviewed this property |
Yes, units are air-conditioned and heated. There are a few different rooms and cabins, each set up a little differently. The RV spots have power, and water, and good shower/bathrooms available. Call or email the fort... More
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Response from majboyd04 | Reviewed this property |
I think they would like it. They can play in the fort.
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Francis H
April 12, 2015|
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Response from Extroop | Reviewed this property |
Old Fort Parker is about an hour south of Dallas. I am not aware of any regular public transportation from any locations to the Mexia/Grosbeck area and the fort.
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