Fort McKavett State Historic Site Events

May 2017

May 5

Fort McKavett State Historic Site will come to life as Living Historians from around the state gather to portray life as it would have been at the fort in the 1800s.  Throughout the day, activities will include military drills, Native Indian demonstrations, Buffalo Soldiers, Buffalo Hunters, Chuck Wagon demonstrations, the Texas Camel Corps, the Texas Longhorn herd, a one-room schoolhouse...

May 6

Fort McKavett State Historic Site will come to life on May 5th & 6th, 2017, as Living Historians from around the state gather to portray life as it would have been at the fort in the 1800s.  Throughout the day, activities will include military drills, Native Indian demonstrations, Buffalo Soldiers, Buffalo Hunters, Chuck Wagon demonstrations, the Texas Camel Corps, the Texas Longhorn herd...

June 2017

June 10

Come out to the Fort and meet with various historic tradesmen (and women) as they show off their skills in their various crafts.  From blacksmithing and tailoring to photography and carpentry, many historic trades will be featured, displaying the life of craftsmen before factories made them obsolete.  After you visit the fort, be sure to swing down the Ft. McKavett Volunteer Fire Department to...

July 2017

July 22

Join us for an interactive program that will focus on woodworking that was done by the soldiers of the fort.  Help to create tables, benches, bunks, and more for use and display in our various historic buildings.  Help contribute to the preservation and interpretation of Fort McKavett by leaving your permanent mark on the fort through your creation.  This will be an interactive event, so don’t...