Fort Griffin State Historic Site Events

August 2017

August 19

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 Fort Worth and Austin. With a place as significant as Fort Griffin was during its heyday, there are countless stories to be told about military life at the fort in the 1870’s, Indian raids, battles with Quanah Parker and the...

August 19

This month's star party has been canceled due to the majority of our volunteer astronomers traveling out of the state to observe the total solar eclipse on Monday. Please join us next month, on September 16th, for our next scheduled star party.

September 2017

September 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 Fort Worth and Austin. With a place as significant as Fort Griffin was during its heyday, there are countless stories to be told about military life at the fort in the 1870’s, Indian raids, battles with Quanah Parker and the...

September 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. ...

October 2017

October 13

Join us for a very special event this year as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Fort Griffin on the Texas frontier!

Education Day

Education day for area schools will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017. If you are a teacher, home school parent, or school administrator wishing to have your students attend our 2017 program, please contact Eric Abercrombie...