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Old Fort Parker

866 Park Road 35, Groesbeck, TX 76642-2749
+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... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Golden, Colorado

Nice place to see, we were alone (day week in december), and nice people to welcome us. It would... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
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866 Park Road 35, Groesbeck, TX 76642-2749
+1 254-729-5253
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Reviewed 23 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.

Thank kellywchrist
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

Thank TibL
Reviewed 25 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
Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 29 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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 20 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
Reviewed 18 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

Thank David T
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
Reviewed 8 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...More

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We were thinking of planning a visit during the Christmas festival. I was thinking of bringing my 2 nephews ages 8 & 11. It will be a lengthy drive. I want to go for the history but I'm not sure that's enough to entice them. Would it be worth it to bring them?
19 October 2016|
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Response from majboyd04 | Reviewed this property |
I think they would like it. They can play in the fort.
Francis H
I am an English tourist, and will be visiting the USA this May. My plan is to travel by train from LA to Chicago stopping off in McGregor for 3 nights. Is there any way that I can get to Fort Parker from McGregor? (I do not have a driving licence, so hiring a car is not an option). I can't find any information about local tours or buses, or even taxis. I'm very keen to get to Fort Parker because of the history (I am a big fan of 'The Searchers' - both the book and the film).
12 April 2015|
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.
Kathi D
Can you purchase National park passes at Fort Parker?
2 April 2015|
Response from Extroop | Reviewed this property |
Old Fort Parker is not a part of the federal or state parks system but is administered by the Texas Historical Society. Park passes are not accepted for the facility.