Fort Griffin Living History Days

Oct 9 2015 - 8:00am to Oct 10 2015 - 5:00pm

Cost: General admission; free for schools

Fort Griffin Museum & Fort Area
1701 N US Hwy 283
Albany  Texas  76430

A school group listens to a speaker during Fort Griffin's Living History Days.

Education Day

Education day for area schools will be held on Friday, October 9, 2015. If you are a teacher or school administrator wishing to have your students participate in our 2015 program, please contact Eric Abercrombie either by email or phone, 325.762.3592.

Please download the Fort Griffin Education Packet (PDF) prior to your visit to help prepare your students.


Living History

Reenactment with gunfire and stagecoach.The past will come to life at Fort Griffin State Historic Site on October 9-10, 2015, as living historians from all over gather to portray life at the fort and nearby Wild West town as it was in the 1870s. You're invited to join us from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days for exciting demonstrations, education, and authentic frontier history.

Activities and interpretations will include: military interpretations from various time periods with artillery, infantry, and cavalry demonstration, blacksmithing, gun fights, Drummer Boy ice cream, 1800s children’s games, period music by Time Was..., Native American culture and dancing, Texas longhorns, the Texas Camel Corps, and frontier living.

We also hope to have back this year volunteers from Abilene's 12th Armored Division to portray World War II history with lots of period weaponry and demonstrations.