Most northerly of line of Federal posts established in Texas after Civil War to halt Indian depredations. Among regimental commanders was Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie of famed Mackenzie's Raiders. Most impressive building left standing was the post hospital.
A reconstructed officers barracks serves as Interpretive Center. Also existing are seven of the original buildings-morgue, bakery, magazine, commissary, hospital, and part of the guardhouse.
The Commanding Officer's house, made from cottonwood, is the only one of its kind still standing in the entire country. In addition, there is a reconstructed enlisted men's barracks. Fort was abandoned May 1878. Military reenactment held an nually in Oct Recreational facilities include campsites with electricity, picnic sites, rest rooms, showers, nature hiking trails, and fishing. Southwest edge of city. There's a 10-mile hiking trail with facilities for biking and an equestrian trail.
Admission: Admission fee.
Hours: Center open daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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