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

September 5

New Exhibit Debut and Movie Night

Current circumstances regarding COVID-19 have left us at Fort McKavett without our regular programs and limited site access for months.  On Labor Day Weekend, join us for a small reception as we unveil our new rotating exhibit on Fort McKavett’s...

September 11

The Company Tailors

Come out and join us as living historians and reenactors demonstrate methods of tailoring from the 19th Century. See clothing from shirts and pants to uniforms and hats being created, try your hand at using an antique treadle sewing machine, and...

September 12

The Company Tailors

Come out and join us as living historians and reenactors demonstrate methods of tailoring from the 19th Century. See clothing from shirts and pants to uniforms and hats being created, try your hand at using an antique treadle sewing machine, and...

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