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Address: 629 Fort Lancaster Rd, Sheffield, TX 79781
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+1 432-836-4391

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Texas Does A Better Job Of Taking Care Of Their Parks Than The National Park Service

Texas does a nice job of taking care of their parks. This side is worth getting off of I-10 to visit, the visitor center is staffed with polite and helpful personnel, and the... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Stopped for a couple of hours at this out-of-the-way historical site. Scenic Hwy 290 leads to the Fort, located between Sheffield and Ozona. Visitor center has an excellent 5-minute film telling the story of the fort as well as outstanding exhibits and artifacts. The self-guided tour of the ruins of the buildings has excellent story-boards with both drawings and text.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Texas does a nice job of taking care of their parks. This side is worth getting off of I-10 to visit, the visitor center is staffed with polite and helpful personnel, and the site of the fort makes for a nice chance to get our of your car and stretch.

1 Thank cwt2015
Blanco, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The fort is actually just ruins but it is worth a visit for history lovers. Very easy walking among the ruins or the have golf carts for you to drive. Nice stop. New center and informative staff. Exhibits with a short film. Nice drive from interstate to get there.

Thank tffarms03
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This fort is completely in ruins. It is a little different from the other forts that have been reconstructed but non the less is still worth the stop if you like history. It is interesting to walk around the ruins and imagine how life must have been here so long ago. Sign help to educate along the walkway and there... More 

Thank Jean P
Bryan, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Driving across West Texas, made a short detour off I-10. Well worth the time. Newer visitor center with great staff; golf carts available to 'check out' at no additional charge, which made the tour fairly quick and fun. Immaculate grounds with good signage. Great for history buffs.

Thank Eliza52
Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

This is no where near Crockett tx even though it shows up on the things to do there. It is actually located in west Texas near I10 but looks cool.

3 Thank Brian C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Forts interest me as I am an Army Brat. A buddy and I were on a motorcycle trip and this road looked interesting, which it was. We ran across this fort by accident so we took a look. We were a little disappointed that it was not ran by the Parks and Wildlife as we had passes for them. The... More 

2 Thank leroys73
Boerne, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Ft.Lancaster is really not that far off the beaten path, but it seems like it when you are standing there on the parade grounds. It's just a side loop of IH-10, and well worth the short drive. We were coming east on IH-10 when we saw the sign, 13 miles to Ft. Lancaster, and we thought, ok, let's go see... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2012

This was an interesting post, where no one else seemed to go. I was the first visitor they had in 2 days. It is only 10 miles or so off I 10, anyone interested in frontier forts should at least stop in. There was not much to see here, all off the buildings were rubble, and signs pointed out what... More 

4 Thank killeenslc

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