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Old Fort Parker

866 Park Road 35, Groesbeck, TX 76642-2749
+1 254-729-5253
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Historically inaccurate...

According to the book Empire of the Summer Moon the fort's layout is incorrect. The Parkers had a... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Hisey
,
Houston
Authentic Fort

This fort is refurbished on the original site of the Indian attack,invasion and kidnapping of... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
jerriemexia
,
Mexia, Texas
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866 Park Road 35, Groesbeck, TX 76642-2749
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

According to the book Empire of the Summer Moon the fort's layout is incorrect. The Parkers had a grant of some 25 square miles of land. The fort encompassed one acre. It contained four two story blockhouses, a large reinforced gate and six cabins inside...More

Thank Hisey
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

This fort is refurbished on the original site of the Indian attack,invasion and kidnapping of Cynthia Ann Parker. You can climb up into the outlook towers and see just what the solders would have seen. You also can view the personal cabins and their lifestyles...More

Thank jerriemexia
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Wonderful place to look back at the history of Texas and the Indians. The fort is well kept up and preserved to see how they lived. It also has old pictures and a video of the history. Great place to bring the kids.

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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Nice place to see, we were alone (day week in december), and nice people to welcome us. It would need to be repaired a little

1  Thank TibL
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We drove through Ft. Parker to show my Son in law where we use to come for family reunions and it's just so nostalgic and beautiful. I love looking at the old homes and such. And the park is beautiful! We will be back!

Thank Beverly S
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I brought my 5 year old and 7 year old to Old Fort Parker as a quick excursion while staying with family in a nearby town. My kids were fascinated by the little buildings and especially the one you can go upstairs in. On the...More

Thank Laurie F
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in Texas history, walking around inside this Fort makes history come alive. You can find out how little Cindy Parker was kidnapped during an Indian raid and massacre on the fort. Cindy's parents were killed as was her baby brother. Her...More

Thank majboyd04
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

Old Fort Parker is a reconstruction of a private fort that protected several families from Indians back in the early 1800's. The fort has two blockhouses and several houses inside. It is definitely worth visiting!

Thank Marcus427
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Very valuable look at Texas settler's lifestyle. Restoration in slowly progressing, honest and correct. The facility is lightly visited. There are several good RV spots with clean and safe bathrooms with showers. There are also several sleeping rooms at a very reasonable cost. I don't...More

Thank KathleenBR
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

Old Fort Parker is a good daytrip to bring your family. I went as a kid and recently visited again. I think that it's a great park. The fort has been reconstructed. It's really interesting to walk around it. You learn of the Parker family,...More

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Sheryl W
8 January 2018|
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Response from KathleenBR | Reviewed this property |
Yes, units are air-conditioned and heated. There are a few different rooms and cabins, each set up a little differently. The RV spots have power, and water, and good shower/bathrooms available. Call or email the fort... More
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danadavidphillips
20 October 2016|
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Response from majboyd04 | Reviewed this property |
I think they would like it. They can play in the fort.
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Francis H
13 April 2015|
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Response from Extroop | Reviewed this property |
Old Fort Parker is about an hour south of Dallas. I am not aware of any regular public transportation from any locations to the Mexia/Grosbeck area and the fort.
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