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Fort Phantom Hill

Abilene, TX
+1 325-677-1309
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Very open, free form exploring

The site is unmanned but provides maps and historical pamphlets to allow you to explore the site on... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
XaniC
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Abilene, Texas
Haunting ruins

Wander among the ruins of this former army post and imagine it's former days. No charge. A... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cindy C
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Abilene, Texas
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“history buff” (6 reviews)
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Abilene, TX
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"self guided tour"
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"history buff"
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"no charge"
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"civil war"
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"stretch your legs"
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"sunny day"
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"neat place"
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"pleasant surprise"
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"worth the trip"
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"texas history"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The site is unmanned but provides maps and historical pamphlets to allow you to explore the site on your own. We had fun trying to decide which ruin was which and exploring the open areas.

Thank XaniC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wander among the ruins of this former army post and imagine it's former days. No charge. A pleasant, peaceful way to spend an hour or more.

Thank Cindy C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site was a pleasant surprise & we were reminded of the ruins of Pompei! It's a lovely walk among the fort ruins & the available brochure provides a comprehensive history.

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

It was drizzly when we stopped so we didn’t stay long. Free to look around and nice walk to stretch your legs. I would like to come back again and learn more. We had a teenager and 10 year old who both enjoyed looking around.

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Located off FM600 north of Abilene and just past Phantom Lake, you can find the remains of Fort Phantom, where calvary units were stationed to protect homesteaders and escort those traveling westward. You're on your own! There's some posted information about the sight and the...More

Thank snafudesert
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We just happened upon this place while travelling in the back country past Abilene. Well laid out and documented, it represents the ebb and flow of the tide of civilization. Changes in technology, steam, railways, weapons, and the political system meant that places like this...More

Thank Kevin P
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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

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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
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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
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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
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