Fort McKavett State Historic Site

Reenactors raise the US flag. The fort ruins at night. Soldier reenactors. Kids play games on the grounds.

7066 FM 864 
Fort McKavett, TX 76841
GPS: N30° 49' 28.2" W100° 6' 37.8"
325-396-2358
ft-mckavett@thc.texas.gov

 

Driving map to Fort McKavett.

Standing atop a windswept remote hill, the remains of a 150-year-old West Texas fort beckon curious visitors to the site that is now considered one of the best preserved and most intact examples of a Texas Indian Wars (1850–1875) military post. Take in the spectacular Hill Country vistas and experience the history of early West Texas life through the real stories of the infantrymen, Buffalo Soldiers, women, and children who lived at what Gen. William T. Sherman once described as "the prettiest post in Texas."

Restored structures include the officers’ quarters, barracks, hospital, school house, dead house, sink, and post headquarters. In addition, there are ruins of several buildings, most notably the commanding officer’s quarters, which burned in 1941, and the barracks along the north side of the parade ground, which once was the longest building west of the Mississippi River.

Upcoming Events

October 21

Annual Fall Star Party & Archeology Day

Join us for a day and night of exploration as we spend the day looking at artifacts found at Fort McKavett during the archaeological digs done since the 1970’s. See the amazing finds of stones, glassware, metal buttons and fragments, and much...

November 10

Winfield Scott's School of the Soldier & Veterans Day Parade

Company H of the 8th US Infantry will be assembling at Fort McKavett on Friday, November 10 for a School of the Soldier. Here we will be teaching (or refreshing!) the soldiers marching skills and preparing for our participation in the Annual...

December 9

Tailor's Shop ca. 1865

This program is geared toward our reenactors who are participating in “The Army Returns: Reoccupying Fort McKavett”, our major reenactment event for 2018. This workshop will focus on getting reenactors equipped with the necessary clothing for...

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