Cost: General Admission (Free for Schools)
Education day for area schools will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014. If you are a teacher or school administrator wishing to have your students participate in our 2014 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.
The past will come to life at Fort Griffin State Historic Site on October 10-11, 2014, 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: 1870s military interpretations with artillery, infantry, and cavalry demonstration, blacksmithing, gun fights, Drummer Boy ice cream, children’s games from the 1800s, period music by Time Was..., Native American culture and dancing, Texas longhorns, the Texas Camel Corps and Texas Camel Connection, and Traylor Livery and frontier living.
As a special bonus, we will also have volunteers from Abilene's 12th Armored Division joining us this year to portray World War II history with lots of period weaponry, which they plan to demonstrate!
Visitors Center Grand Reopening
For more than a year, the fort has been restricted due to construction. We are now back up and running, and our official grand reopening will be the same weekend as our living history event. The scheduled time for the grand reopening is 1 p.m. on October 11th.
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