Fort McKavett State Historic Site, Fort Mc Kavett

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#112 of 209 in Historic Sites in Texas
Fort McKavett State Historic Site is located in Menard County, Texas, United States. Fort McKavett was a frontier fort established as Camp on the San Saba in 1852 to protect settlers from Indian raids. The camp was renamed in honor of Captain Henry McKavett, who was killed in the Mexican-American War battle of Monterrey.Other forts in the frontier fort system were Forts Griffin, Concho, Belknap, Chadbourne, Stockton, Davis, Bliss, Richardson, Clark, McIntosh, Inge, and Phantom Hill in Texas, and Sill in Oklahoma. Subposts or intermediate stations were also used, including Bothwick's Station on Salt Creek between Fort Richardson and Fort Belknap, Camp Wichita near Buffalo Springs between Fort Richardson and Red River Station, and Mountain Pass between Fort Concho and Fort Griffin.
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  • We stopped by and visited the site. So much history and you can see just how it was back then to be in the military in West Texas. Cool building and lots of cool items to view that are correct and fro...  more »
  • You definitely need to seek directions to this restored military outpost. It housed a blended army force. Buffalo soldiers and white solders manned this station. There is a small museum, several well ...  more »
  • A little out of the way to visit... One of the best restorations of Texas Indian Wars Military Posts I have visited. There are numerous restored structures along with ruins of several buildings includ...  more »
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  • Great place to get away from civilization and see a really Historic place. When we were there they had a great model created in the visitors center and it showed just how huge this place was. Walk the grounds and the ruins and you could imagine what this place was like back in the day. Would like to go back. If you like Texas History this is a great item to have on your bucket list.
  • Lots of restored buildings. Historical placards in most of them. Only encountered one site person, at the reception. Paid for entry, $3 per for seniors. A suggested tour in pamplet form (or website) would be helpful.
  • Interesting trail. All self guided. Well worth the visit. Not totally restored, but what is tells you a story that is fascinating.
  • Historical integrity preserved very well. Historians very educated about the fort, people and area. Grounds very well maintained and clean. Would recommend.
  • Great place to spend part of a day. Refurbished buildings to go through. A museum. Nice pathways inside the fort, along with nature trails.
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