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Fort Griffin State Historical Park

1701 N US Highway 283, Rr 1, Albany, TX 76430-3712
+1 325-762-3592
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Interesting History With Pleasant Employees

If you like history (and TX history in particular), you will enjoy Fort Griffin. The little video... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
batbirdbug
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Houston, Texas
I was happy with what I found

I like Texas history, so the site is a good addition to my other stops. I was pleased with having... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
BobShelton
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Honey Grove, Texas
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Rolling plains and historic ruins blend for stargazing, camping and a glimpse into Texas' military past at Fort Griffin State Historic Site. Holding command over the Southern Plains, the fort served as one in a line of western defensive forts. Included among the ruins are a mess hall, barracks, first sergeant's quarters, bakery, powder magazine and hand-dug well. fort Griffin is also home to the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd, the breed that helped create the mythical Texas cowboy. For a true taste of the old west, the site offers camping, fishing, hiking, and historical reenactments.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1701 N US Highway 283, Rr 1, Albany, TX 76430-3712
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

If you like history (and TX history in particular), you will enjoy Fort Griffin. The little video was well done giving history from both the Native American point of view and the new settler point of view. The grounds were well kept and the signage...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

I like Texas history, so the site is a good addition to my other stops. I was pleased with having the use of a golf cart, which made the visit much more enjoyable. The people were friendly and the grounds are well kept.

Thank BobShelton
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Been here several times, must see destination for guests from outside the area. Part of the Texas Forts Trail. Remnants of post civil war Calvary fort. Very nice visitor center. Very good depiction of post civil war life in Texas. Suggested all day excursion with...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

I took a quick peek in here on the way back home. I have passed this place on the way somewhere several times and convinced myself to go in this time. To be honest, I did not go into visitors center and find out the...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

They have done an excellent job in helping one to understand why the fort was there, what life was like at the fort & in the nearby town of Fort Griffin, & the history of the region during that time. The woman working in the...More

Thank Mary K
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We didn't have a lot of time to see everything as we lost track of time and got there late. Loved it though and our children were amazed with the history. Lady at the desk is very nice and informative.

Thank Laura P
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

We took a weekend trip from Dallas a little west. We had 3 goals. 1) Visit Fort Griffin - we are trying to see all the Forts on the Texas Fort Trail. 2) Fort Griffin State Park hosted their Winter Star Party. 3) See Albany....More

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Nice historical information. Golf cart available to drive. I do not recommend it for young children unless they just want to be outside. This was great for the winter and cooler weather but no shade for blazing heat. There is a nice campground attached. The...More

Thank Rachel H
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Very nice visitor center with a good introductory film. The exhibits are interesting and informative. The woman at the front desk was very helpful and knowledgable. Be sure and use the golf cart to drive around the grounds - included in the admission price. Worth...More

Thank Texasgirl0915
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

This venue is about 15 miles outside of Albany, TX. The drive is quite pleasant and was pretty traffic free the day we visited. There is a lot of history here and the volunteer docent did an outstanding job of giving us some history about...More

Thank Gary W
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Response from Jeff C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you do not need a license to fish at any State Parks in Texas. Unfortunately, I can't find any documentation on fishing on the THC site. I did check the Texas Parks and Wildlife website link for Free Fishing in State... More
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