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Fort Mason

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Rebecca F wrote a review Jul 2020
Farmers Branch, United States37 contributions6 helpful votes
Mason is a beautiful community and the view from Fort Mason gives you enough reason to visit. The exhibits are very informational and well worth the time to read all the information.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Prairiemama45 wrote a review Jul 2019
Canadian, Texas28 contributions3 helpful votes
What a amazing piece of history! Plaques were faded and hard to read, but provided a vivid glimpse into an earlier time. View was super. Small structure needed care and attention. Fading plaques need replacing. That said, we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Fort Mason.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Kenneth R wrote a review May 2019
Garland, Texas1,253 contributions134 helpful votes
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 we stayed. The rooms are unlocked, but the lights are turned off so you need to turn them on when you arrive and remember to turn them off again when you leave. There is a good sized room with lots of artifacts and very informative plaques. Several of them tell amusing stories about the "most colorful and flamboyant officer to command Fort Mason" and Robert E. Lee's pet rattlesnake. The view over the city below was impressive even in the rain. Definitely worth a stop if you are interested in history and/or old forts.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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David Grimm wrote a review Apr 2019
Staunton, Virginia198 contributions41 helpful votes
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 the Army of Northern Virginia. Nice information within the remaining building of the fort.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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itzdeb1216 wrote a review Apr 2019
Texas City, Texas69 contributions9 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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