Fort Griffin State Historic Site Events

April 2019

April 27

Fort Griffin has an extensive history involving both the military fort, as well as the nearby ghost town, known as The Flat, that at one time was the largest town between Dallas and El Paso. 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 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....

May 2019

May 5

Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 5!

In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 5 and the Sam Rayburn House will offer free admission on Saturday, May 4 since they are closed on Sunday. From military strongholds to house museums,...

May 11

Fort Griffin has an extensive history involving both the military fort, as well as the nearby ghost town, known as The Flat, that at one time was the largest town between Dallas and El Paso. 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,...

May 25

Prior to the chuckwagon, cowboys relied upon mostly dried beef and biscuits stored in their saddle bags for food. However, when the cattle drives began, shortly after the Civil War, in order to get longhorn beef from Texas to distance markets, it became necessary to bring along a mobile kitchen so the drovers were well fed, enabling them to put in long hours along the trail. The chuckwagon,...

June 2019

June 22

Fort Griffin has an extensive history involving both the military fort, as well as the nearby ghost town, known as The Flat, that at one time was the largest town between Dallas and El Paso. 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 29

Fort Griffin has an extensive history involving both the military fort, as well as the nearby ghost town, known as The Flat, that at one time was the largest town between Dallas and El Paso. 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 2019

July 27

Fort Griffin has an extensive history involving both the military fort, as well as the nearby ghost town, known as The Flat, that at one time was the largest town between Dallas and El Paso. 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 2019

August 31

Fort Griffin has an extensive history involving both the military fort, as well as the nearby ghost town, known as The Flat, that at one time was the largest town between Dallas and El Paso. 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 2019

September 28

Fort Griffin has an extensive history involving both the military fort, as well as the nearby ghost town, known as The Flat, that at one time was the largest town between Dallas and El Paso. 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,...