Fort McKavett State Historic Site Events

March 2019

March 23

Join us as we spend the day unraveling from all the hard duties soldiers performed during their service on the Texas frontier.  Sing and hum along with musicians as they sing historic songs and play period instruments. Enter the gambling hall and let the hole in your pocket expand under the supervision of William B. “Bat” Masterson. Reenactors are encouraged to stay on site and let the good...

May 2019

May 4

Fort McKavett State Historic Site will come to life on May 4, 2019, 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...

May 5

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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...

June 2019

June 8

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 to the Ft. McKavett Volunteer Fire Department to...

June 8

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 2019

July 13

Come out and see living historians and reenactors demonstrate methods of tailoring from the 19th Century. See many things from shirts to pants to uniforms be created or practice your stitches!  For materials lists and additional information, please RSVP no later than July 1 to Kevin.Malcolm@thc.texas.gov. 

July 20

Come out and join us as living historians and reenactors demonstrate methods of tailoring from the 19th Century. See many things from shirts to pants to uniforms be created or practice your stitches!  For materials lists and additional information, please RSVP no later than July 1 to Kevin.Malcolm@thc.texas.gov.