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Fort Phantom Hill

Abilene, TX
+1 325-677-1309
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Bring your imagination, a picnic, and a journal!

This is a fascinating piece of historical architecture. The trip is worth it, the surrounding... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Abilene, Texas, United States
Great History Lesson

It's a self guided tour with a very interesting story. We walked through almost all of it with my 3... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
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+1 325-677-1309
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a fascinating piece of historical architecture. The trip is worth it, the surrounding literature about the site is extremely informative. If you come on a day that's not too hot, bring a picnic and eat in the same mess hall (without the walls,...More

Thank dpchristianson
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

It's a self guided tour with a very interesting story. We walked through almost all of it with my 3 year old. We stopped because the grass was long & we were scared that snakes might be in there. But it was still a really...More

Thank KayDarlene
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

A little outside north Abilene, but worth the trip. We were able to walk around the remains of Fort Phantom Hill freely and read a little about the history. We enjoyed taking photographs of the various remains - love old chimneys. There is a small...More

Thank mykim71
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This is the remains of a Fort built to protect the settlers from native Americans after the Civil War. It didn't last long, was was much larger than it appeared at first, with only the chimneys left to indicate where various buildings stood. Only one...More

Thank Ronald H
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Self guided tour. Lots of old buildings. Eerily quite. Good parking. Had lots of fun walking and explythe old buildings and reading the history from the free maps. No charge entry.

Thank richardpX9642RH
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This site is out of the way and little known. However, that doesn't mean it isn't worth the time to go see for yourself. It's a very interesting piece of W. Texas history. As you walk the grounds you'll find yourself transported, imagining how life...More

Thank scottmitchell74
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Fort Phantom Hill is located north of town and is a neat place to visit is you are interested in local history. Not much to see but foundations but the signage gives a great explanation of what you are seeing.

1  Thank chuckdavis1
Reviewed 11 April 2017

not many buildings left. Just chimneys. Story is soldiers never wanted to come back there so they burned it.

1  Thank haliabilene_TX
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We stopped here on spring break and it was a very neat self guided place. Took our pups out on leash and they enjoyed the break from the car. Not a lot left of many of the buildings , but the place is huge so...More

Thank fortglory
Reviewed 18 March 2017

About 45 minutes East and North of Fort Phantom Hill is Fort Griffin established in 1867. One of the neatest things about Fort Griffin (another are many) is that is it a "Dark-Sky Site and there is fantastic star-gazing and if you haven't seen the...More

3  Thank Katherine B
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I'm sure that's ok. Honestly, there's no one there to monitor. Please clean up.