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Address: 866 Park Road 35, Groesbeck, TX 76642-2749
Phone Number:
+1 254-729-5253

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Back in Time

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Golden, Colorado
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Golden, Colorado
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank kellywchrist
Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes, France
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank TibL
Atkins, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 way out my daughter and I both got stung by wasps and the staff was... More 

Thank Laurie F
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 younger brother was kidnapped and never heard from again. Cindy lived with the Indians nearly... More 

Thank majboyd04
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Bullard, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 know anything about the condition of these rooms. The Museum/Visitors Center is not sophisticated, but... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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, the Comanche Indians attack, and Cynthia Ann Parker. It's really quite interesting. Also, if you... More 

Thank David T
Blue Ash, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We learned about the Parkers, Cynthia Ann's kidnapping and about her son, Quanah Parker, who went on to be one of the last Comanche chiefs. It's a nice stop if you are in the Mexia/Groesbeck area.

Thank Betty M
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

My husband and I spent 30-45 minutes at the Fort Parker Historical Site. If you like forts or are visiting Fort Parker State Park then I recommend visiting the fort as well. The fort is a reconstruction of the original fort. There are a few small buildings to tour inside the fort surrounded by a 12 foot tall fence. The... More 

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