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Fort Mason

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It was raining heavily when we visited, but we ran to the reconstructed officer's quarters (the... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2019
Kenneth R
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Garland, Texas
Good stop for Texas Forts

As my wife and I travel the Texas Forts Route, found this nice museum on top of the hill... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2019
D1201YKdavidg
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Staunton, Virginia
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Reviewed May 4, 2019

It was raining heavily when we visited, but we ran to the reconstructed officer's quarters (the only restored building) where we stayed dry. There is no entry fee. We were the only people there and never saw anyone else during the 45 minutes or so...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kenneth R
Reviewed April 4, 2019

As my wife and I travel the Texas Forts Route, found this nice museum on top of the hill overlooking Mason. Was somewhat hard to find but worth the stop. This was the last US Army stop for Robert E. Lee before becoming commander of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 1, 2019

This was a great little stop. The view from the fort is amazing. You won't spend a lot of time there, but just enough to go back in time. It's a great little place.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Fort Mason sits atop a hill overlooking the Hill Country town of Mason. There is only one building remaining of what was once a sprawling frontier fort. There is a who's who of names of the officers who served here and then went on to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

We stopped at Fort Mason for about 15 minutes while passing through Mason. It was worth a stop! Nicely done!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

While traveling through Mason we stopped at Fort Mason. If you're in the area I highly recommend it. Perched above the hill over looking the town, the reconstructed officers quarters contain a lot of information and artifacts along with recreations of what an officers room...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed April 25, 2017

Stopped by here. A lot more to see than it looks from the road. Very authentic dioramas and informational history on Robert E Lee.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

This was once an extensive pioneer fort. Not much is left but for a small town like Mason, there is quite a lot of artifacts. The location is high up on a hill where one can envision the early days of few pioneer houses and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Badell2
Reviewed February 6, 2017

The single building of Old Fort Mason is more a landmark than a fort. The reconstructed officer's quarters building contains four rooms, which you can look into through shielded doorways, displaying furniture and personal items of an average officer at Fort Mason in the 1860's....More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank texasrepublichistory
Reviewed November 26, 2016

Only a replica of the Officer's Quarters turned into a mini museum stands on the site of Ft. Mason in present-day Mason, Texas. But, it is well worth the visit to learn the history of this "temporary" outpost built to protect the German immigrant settlers...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank capitollover
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