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Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum

703 Buchanan Dr, Highway 29 West, Burnet, TX 78611-2307
+1 512-756-8281
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Great museum

If you expecting a typical frontier fort you will be disappointed. The museum is on the site of... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Jean P
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San Antonio, Texas
History of Burnet County

Several times a year Fort Groghan has dress up and interactive with the publc, Good handouts to... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Beaukiss
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Granite Shoals
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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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“artifacts” (3 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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703 Buchanan Dr, Highway 29 West, Burnet, TX 78611-2307
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+1 512-756-8281
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

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...More

Thank Jean P
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

Thank Beaukiss
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....More

Thank EMU_11
Reviewed 16 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...More

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Buddy I, Manager at Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2016

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...More

Reviewed 20 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......More

Thank Annie S
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...More

Thank MarcusAurelius75
Reviewed 10 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.

Thank fancey2013
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...More

Thank wordsmith2016
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...More

Thank Hank S
FortCroghan, President at Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2016

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!

Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank Steve G
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Kathleen R
11 May 2017|
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Response from FortCroghan | Property representative |
We will be open from 10am until 5pm Thursday-Saturday. Admission is free, but we gladly accept donations. There are picnic tables behind the museum, but we do not sell food. However, there is a Pizza Hut next door and a BBQ... More
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