Fort Griffin State Historic Site Events

March 2017

March 25

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...

March 25

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.

Join us on March 25th at 8:15 pm as local...

April 2017

April 22

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...

April 22

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. ...

May 2017

May 27

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...

May 27

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 2017

June 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 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...

June 24

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...

July 2017

July 22

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...

July 22

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 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

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 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...