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Address: 703 Buchanan Dr, Highway 29 West, Burnet, TX 78611-2307
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+1 512-756-8281
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Site of historic fort, established to protect settlers from Indian attacks...

Site of historic fort, established to protect settlers from Indian attacks is today a museum with self-guided tours of the grounds, including 150 year old log cabins, blacksmith shop, one room schoolhouse, and antique farm iimplements. Open April through mid October, Thursday-Saturday 10AM-5PM, FREE ADMISSION Annual Events: Fort Croghan Day, 2nd Saturday in October and Christmas at Old Fort Croghan, 2nd Saturday in December, both with reenactors in period dress.

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Great museum

If you expecting a typical frontier fort you will be disappointed. The museum is on the site of the old fort but not much remains from the fort. The museum has done a great job... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jean P
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you expecting a typical frontier fort you will be disappointed. The museum is on the site of the old fort but not much remains from the fort. The museum has done a great job of showing life in the 1800 and early 1900s. Some old homesteads were moved to the grounds and they have period furniture in each of... More 

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Granite Shoals
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Several times a year Fort Groghan has dress up and interactive with the publc, Good handouts to take home. Caring people

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Thank Beaukiss
Sunman, IN
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We visited this attraction on a recent visit to Texas. This place doesn't look like much from the street view, but don't be fooled...there is so much more inside. The building that faces the street holds the museum full of artifacts from this area's past. The two ladies that were working there were great resources for learning the local lore.... More 

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Thank EMU_11
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

My wife and I visited last Saturday, 6/11. The historical buildings and farm were fascinating. There was much authentic furnishings in the buildings. Sheds housed large numbers of farm implements. Picnic tables, many in pleasant shade, have been recently redone and made for a pleasant lunch location. We enjoyed lunches there that we bought at convenient, reasonable stores. The museum,... More 

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Buddy I, Manager at Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum, responded to this review

Robert, I am so happy that you and your wife enjoyed your visit to Fort Croghan. We at the Fort think of it as a hidden jewel of the Texas Hill Country, and we appreciate your glowing review. Our director, Milli Williams, is a wonderful ambassador for our visitors. She is always friendly and helpful. We are fortunate to have... More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

I spent the morning here, chatting with the volunteers who love this place so and it's charm and history swept me away! I saw Wild West cabins, shops, the places crops were stored, machinery to take the sap from sugarcane and so many wonderful artefacts... After visiting here, it was so much easier for me to imagine how early settlers... More 

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Thank Annie S
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I was exploring the Hill Country on one of my Saturday road trips when I passed by the Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum. Anything even vaguely related to military history interests me, so I immediately turned around to check it out. Unfortunately for me, it was about 4:35pm, and the museum closes at 5:00pm. However, the museum staff went out... More 

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Thank MarcusAurelius75
Spring Branch, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2016

I have after a long time looking found a place that will take a coverlet that has been in my husbands family for over 150 years so that others may see it. I plan on taking it to them very soon.

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Thank fancey2013
Houston, Texas
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Fort Croghan is a very interesting site with volunteers who really know their area history and are anxious to share it with you. Most of the structures have been moved to the site. Check times before you go as they are not open all the time, and their historic reenactments are infrequent. This is a labor of love for the... More 

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Thank wordsmith2016
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We visited Fort Croghan as part of a RV rally group Feb 12, 2016. It is not always open, but we contacted them beforehand. They made special arrangements for us and gave us a wonderful tour. It is mostly all volunteer people there and they were outstanding! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and highly recommend this place in your visit... More 

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FortCroghan, President at Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for allowing us to share Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum with you and your group. We always enjoy telling about the history of the Burnet County and Hill Country region and hope you will come again! More 

Marble Falls, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Our group visited out of season and they opened up just for us. The hosts were excited about their museum and wanted to share it with us. We will go back later in the year with the grand kids. The kids should see how life was on the Texas frontier and learn what a having a hard life really means.

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