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.state.tx.us

 

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 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

May 1

Historic Sites Free Day

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) will offer FREE admission to all 20 THC state historic sites on Sunday, May 1st, including Fort McKavett State Historic Site.

May 6

West Texas Heritage Days - Fort McKavett

Make plans to come to Fort McKavett's big annual event, with more than 150 reenactors, infantry, artillery, and cavalry demonstrations, and much more! This is an event you do not want to miss.

Be sure to note that the normal dates have...

May 7

West Texas Heritage Days - Fort McKavett

Make plans to come to Fort McKavett's big annual event, with more than 150 reenactors, infantry, artillery, and cavalry demonstrations, and much more! This is an event you do not want to miss.

Be sure to note that the normal dates have...

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