Fort McKavett State Historic Site Events
Join us as we gaze upon the heavens with the Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society and their high power telescopes. The program begins at dusk, but feel free to visit the site during the day as well! This is a special event McKavett holds every year to take some amazing pictures of the nighttime sky without light pollution from nearby towns.
Have you ever wondered what it was like to eat what the soldiers of the mid-19th century ate? "Unwholesome rations were not the rule," recalled a Civil War soldier in his memoirs, "they were the exception..." Quality of food varied, but not the quantity. In this program we will explore the various types of food issued to soldiers in the garrison and campaign life. Come see, and smell, the...
Ring in the holidays with us here at Fort McKavett! Visit the various historic buildings and get festive with historic Christmas activities. Make homemade Christmas decorations, help make delicious treats in the Officer’s Kitchen, write a Christmas Card to a friend, and get your image struck with our very own Victorian Santa! Token proceeds benefit the Friends of Fort McKavett and help off-set...