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Fort Griffin State Historic Site

1701 North US Hwy 283 RR 1, Albany, Texas 76430 USA

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  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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“A Texas State Historic Site”

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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Reviewed by
Tatiana Danger

  • Road Warrior
  • 1,169 Reviews
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June 18, 2017
Rated 4.0

Visited here in September 2014 with my 11-month old son, and we had a great time. The visitor center is newly renovated and has an amazing museum inside. You're free to roam the historic site, which is loaded with ruins. I had a fabulous time taking loads of photos. The weather was hot, but beautiful.

PRO TIP: Ask the cashier for directions to the ghost town down the road. It was a total hidden gem!

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Garry90

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April 02, 2017
Rated 5.0

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A beautiful campground belonging to the state with approximately 30 sites (tent, full hookup or water elec.) $$-$$$ is just across the road.

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Garry90

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April 02, 2017
Rated 5.0

March 2017
My wife and I spent 3 plus hours touring this park on "free" provided golf carts.
Awesome place with lots of history.

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Fort Griffin State Historic Site

1701 North US Hwy 283 RR 1
Albany, Texas
76430 USA

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • No Wifi
  • Private Parking
  • RV Parking
  • Pull Through
  • Full Hookup
  • Showers

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