Bonham, Texas

Fort Inglish Park


category : Museums
Fort Inglish Park A replica of the Fort Inglish Village represents the nucleus of homesteads that became the town of Bonham, Texas. Bailey Inglish, founder of Bonham, brought the first settlers to claim homesteads on the rich black land of the Red River Valley in the central part of what was to become Fannin County, in March 1837. As the danger of Indian raids began to increase, Bailey Inglish convinced his neighbors to construct a fort and stockade to provide a safe haven for the families of the area. Fort Inglish was used until 1843 when the Indians moved further west.

This replica was built in 1976, as a Fannin County Bicentennial project. Three 1830's log cabins from the Fannin County area were relocated surrounding the stockade. They have been furnished to represent a frontier cabin, a trading post, and a blacksmith shop. A school/church a gift shop are recent additions. A doctor's buggy and military wagon have been restored and are on display in the stockade area.

Groups may see various pioneer activities being demonstrated including: lye soap making, broom making, candle making and various outdoor skills. Students may also participate in pioneer activities such as: shelling and grinding corn, frontier games, drawing water and washing clothes.


Admission: Admission is free, donations accepted
Hours: April through September, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Address: Hwy 56, Jct. 121 and 56
Phone: 903-583-3943

Come visit us in Bonham, Texas


More Museums near Bonham, Texas

River Valley Pioneer Museum

Quaint museum features memorabilia on history of Canadian and Hemphill County. Traveling exhibits from other museums also dis...

Pioneer City-County Museum

More than a dozen display rooms depict the lives of early Nolan County settlers. Extensive photograph files, farm and ranch e...

Col. Antonio Zapata Museum

The Col. Antonio Zapata Museum Houses artifacts such as arrowheads, and antique furniture and clothing. The focus of the muse...

Fort Duncan Museum

Housed at Fort Duncan post headquarters building, the museum includes exhibits, artifacts, and photographs from colonial peri...

Anson Jones Museum

In historic church building. Artifacts include miniature reproduction of town square as it existed in 1904, a desk and chair ...

Coleman County Museum

Pioneer clothes, dishes, farm equipment, documents, saddles, barbed wire, and larger-than-life horse statue, brought to Colem...

Travel
Lodging
Attractions
Events
Recreation
Advertise