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Address: Hwy 290 E, Fredericksburg, TX
Phone Number:
+1 830-997-9895

Western frontier fort built in the 1840's is today a museum.

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Informative and an easy walk

We found this to be an good history of the area and worth the short visit. The on going restoration gives a good idea of what the fort was like.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madison, Alabama
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Madison, Alabama
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this to be an good history of the area and worth the short visit. The on going restoration gives a good idea of what the fort was like.

Thank jills816
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't make it back to Fredericksburg in time on Monday to visit the Fort and the Texas Rangers Center. Planned to stop on Tuesday as we left town. We were disappointed to learn they are closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Our only experience were the views from the road. Looked interesting.

Thank mlm26
Box Elder, South Dakota
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This looks like a work in progress. There are a few buildings remaining from the original fort, and a few identified by rocks where the foundations used to be. It has reader boards with some interesting information. Expect to walk, the buildings are well-spaced.

Thank dnawaa
Aptos, California
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had a wonderful time visiting Fort Martin Scott. So exciting to see history up close. What I thought was sad is that we were the only ones here to see this. Cars driving by the whole time we were here and no one else stopped. People are so much in a hurry these days, I guess... More 

Thank Senhoralinda
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017

It's located next to the Texas Rangers Center so it's easy to visit both at the same time. It takes 30 minutes to an hour to see all the buildings in the fort.

Thank wiseguy777
Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Historical Army post. Most of the buildings there are reconstructed from period type materials. displays of uniforms and artifacts that were excavated from the original post.

Thank David L
Washington, DC
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146 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Good history lesson for the period when this was the American frontier. A few preserved buildings, a few reconstructed buildings. A small, but informative visitor center. Free, with donations requested. Well worth a stop. Adjacent to the Texas Rangers Heritage Center and Memorial, which is fairly new and will attract your visual attention first.

Thank Davidwatts
Fort Worth, United States
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

It was great to enjoy the unseasonably warm February weather while wondering the historical markers and reconstructed buildings. Don't forget to get your Hill County passbook stamped!

Thank Lisa M
Altus, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

At first you think the venue is all about the Texas Rangers. The Rangers are very very awesome. The sites are interlinked and worth a visit.

Thank connect2017
New Prague, Minnesota
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Stopped here to see what it was about and was amazed at all the history of the area. We spent about an hour, but could have spent a lot more time. It was right by the highway and was not too busy at the time we were there.

Thank Kathymc1973

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