Fort Griffin State Historic Site Events

March 2018

March 3

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

March 10

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

March 17

Fort Griffin has quite an extensive history that involves both the military fort, as well as the nearby Wild West town, known as The Flat, that at one time was bigger than both Fort Worth and Austin. With a place as significant as Fort Griffin was, there are countless stories to be told about military life at the fort, Indian raids, battles with Quanah Parker and the Comanche, pioneer settlers...

March 17

Do you have a Texas patriot in your family tree? If you’d like to find out, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) can help.

Join us for a Texas Lineage Workshop hosted by the Picketville Chapter of the DRT on Saturday, March 17th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. Registration will begin at 10 am, followed by a presentation on the DRT and Texas Genealogy, to be presented by Judy Wolfe,...

March 17

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

March 17

Fort Griffin has gained quite the reputation for having some of the darkest night skies in all of Texas. Due to the remote location of the site (although only 45 minutes from Abilene), there is minimal light pollution to hinder nighttime viewing of the stars. With such a great resource at our disposal, we don’t want to let it go to waste. ...

March 24

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

March 31

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

March 31

Come out to Fort Griffin and step back in time at our monthly Campfire Tales! Hear history and lore of longhorns, cattle drives, and of a time long ago- right where it happened! Enjoy sitting around a campfire on the Great Western Cattle Trail, listening to true accounts, tall tales, and even a few ghost stories! Have some fun, and you are welcome to tell a tale of your own. And remember, when...

April 2018

April 7

Fort Griffin has quite an extensive history that involves both the military fort, as well as the nearby Wild West town, known as The Flat, that at one time was bigger than both Fort Worth and Austin. With a place as significant as Fort Griffin was, there are countless stories to be told about military life at the fort, Indian raids, battles with Quanah Parker and the Comanche, pioneer settlers...

April 7

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

April 7

Fort Griffin has gained quite the reputation for having some of the darkest night skies in all of Texas. Due to the remote location of the site (although only 45 minutes from Abilene), there is minimal light pollution to hinder nighttime viewing of the stars. With such a great resource at our disposal, we don’t want to let it go to waste. ...

April 14

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

April 21

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

April 28

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

April 28

Come out to Fort Griffin and step back in time at our monthly Campfire Tales! Hear history and lore of longhorns, cattle drives, and of a time long ago- right where it happened! Enjoy sitting around a campfire on the Great Western Cattle Trail, listening to true accounts, tall tales, and even a few ghost stories! Have some fun, and you are welcome to tell a tale of your own. And remember, when...

May 2018

May 5

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

May 12

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

May 19

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

May 26

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

May 26

Come out to Fort Griffin and step back in time at our monthly Campfire Tales! Hear history and lore of longhorns, cattle drives, and of a time long ago- right where it happened! Enjoy sitting around a campfire on the Great Western Cattle Trail, listening to true accounts, tall tales, and even a few ghost stories! Have some fun, and you are welcome to tell a tale of your own. And remember, when...

June 2018

June 2

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

June 9

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

June 16

Fort Griffin has quite an extensive history that involves both the military fort, as well as the nearby Wild West town, known as The Flat, that at one time was bigger than both Fort Worth and Austin. With a place as significant as Fort Griffin was, there are countless stories to be told about military life at the fort, Indian raids, battles with Quanah Parker and the Comanche, pioneer settlers...

June 16

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

June 16

Fort Griffin has gained quite the reputation for having some of the darkest night skies in all of Texas. Due to the remote location of the site (although only 45 minutes from Abilene), there is minimal light pollution to hinder nighttime viewing of the stars. With such a great resource at our disposal, we don’t want to let it go to waste. ...

June 23

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

June 30

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

June 30

Come out to Fort Griffin and step back in time at our monthly Campfire Tales! Hear history and lore of longhorns, cattle drives, and of a time long ago- right where it happened! Enjoy sitting around a campfire on the Great Western Cattle Trail, listening to true accounts, tall tales, and even a few ghost stories! Have some fun, and you are welcome to tell a tale of your own. And remember, when...

July 2018

July 7

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

July 14

Fort Griffin has quite an extensive history that involves both the military fort, as well as the nearby Wild West town, known as The Flat, that at one time was bigger than both Fort Worth and Austin. With a place as significant as Fort Griffin was, there are countless stories to be told about military life at the fort, Indian raids, battles with Quanah Parker and the Comanche, pioneer settlers...

July 14

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

July 14

Fort Griffin has gained quite the reputation for having some of the darkest night skies in all of Texas. Due to the remote location of the site (although only 45 minutes from Abilene), there is minimal light pollution to hinder nighttime viewing of the stars. With such a great resource at our disposal, we don’t want to let it go to waste. ...

July 21

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

July 28

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

July 28

Come out to Fort Griffin and step back in time at our monthly Campfire Tales! Hear history and lore of longhorns, cattle drives, and of a time long ago- right where it happened! Enjoy sitting around a campfire on the Great Western Cattle Trail, listening to true accounts, tall tales, and even a few ghost stories! Have some fun, and you are welcome to tell a tale of your own. And remember, when...

August 2018

August 4

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

August 11

Fort Griffin has quite an extensive history that involves both the military fort, as well as the nearby Wild West town, known as The Flat, that at one time was bigger than both Fort Worth and Austin. With a place as significant as Fort Griffin was, there are countless stories to be told about military life at the fort, Indian raids, battles with Quanah Parker and the Comanche, pioneer settlers...

August 11

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

August 11

Fort Griffin has gained quite the reputation for having some of the darkest night skies in all of Texas. Due to the remote location of the site (although only 45 minutes from Abilene), there is minimal light pollution to hinder nighttime viewing of the stars. With such a great resource at our disposal, we don’t want to let it go to waste. ...

August 18

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

August 25

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

August 25

Come out to Fort Griffin and step back in time at our monthly Campfire Tales! Hear history and lore of longhorns, cattle drives, and of a time long ago- right where it happened! Enjoy sitting around a campfire on the Great Western Cattle Trail, listening to true accounts, tall tales, and even a few ghost stories! Have some fun, and you are welcome to tell a tale of your own. And remember, when...

September 2018

September 1

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

September 8

Fort Griffin has quite an extensive history that involves both the military fort, as well as the nearby Wild West town, known as The Flat, that at one time was bigger than both Fort Worth and Austin. With a place as significant as Fort Griffin was, there are countless stories to be told about military life at the fort, Indian raids, battles with Quanah Parker and the Comanche, pioneer settlers...

September 8

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

September 8

Fort Griffin has gained quite the reputation for having some of the darkest night skies in all of Texas. Due to the remote location of the site (although only 45 minutes from Abilene), there is minimal light pollution to hinder nighttime viewing of the stars. With such a great resource at our disposal, we don’t want to let it go to waste. ...

September 15

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

September 22

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

September 29

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

September 29

Come out to Fort Griffin and step back in time at our monthly Campfire Tales! Hear history and lore of longhorns, cattle drives, and of a time long ago- right where it happened! Enjoy sitting around a campfire on the Great Western Cattle Trail, listening to true accounts, tall tales, and even a few ghost stories! Have some fun, and you are welcome to tell a tale of your own. And remember, when...

October 2018

October 6

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

October 12

Join us for our annual Fort Griffin Living History Days!

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October 13

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

October 20

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...

October 20

Come out to Fort Griffin and step back in time at our monthly Campfire Tales! Hear history and lore of longhorns, cattle drives, and of a time long ago- right where it happened! Enjoy sitting around a campfire on the Great Western Cattle Trail, listening to true accounts, tall tales, and even a few ghost stories! Have some fun, and you are welcome to tell a tale of your own. And remember, when...

October 27

Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear...