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Address: Hwy 290 E, Fredericksburg, TX
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Western frontier fort built in the 1840's is today a museum.

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The grounds were very well laid out and makes a loop. It was nicely maintained. Some of the buildings you can go in and are set up as a museum in the rooms. Worth stopping by to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds were very well laid out and makes a loop. It was nicely maintained. Some of the buildings you can go in and are set up as a museum in the rooms. Worth stopping by to see & learn the history. There is also a visitor center in one of the buildings. The trees are amazing on the fort... More 

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Pompton Plains, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are into bits of American History and like seeing restored buildings and artifacts from our countries early years, then stop by for an hour. Plus you can also visit the nearby Texas Ranger Museum. Both are free but will greatly appreciate a donation to support their continued restoration efforts.

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Fredericksburg, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ft. Martin Scott offers visitors the ability to stroll about the fort at their own pace or arrange for a guided tour. Special events are held throughout the year with 2 large living history events when the fort really comes to life. There are civilians as well as military in period clothing who will tell you about life at a... More 

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Coppell, Texas, United States
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I love that it was self-guided and open to just roam the grounds. You could linger and wonder what life was like back then and have conversations with your kids on how just doing laundry took an entire day and three people to do. Pet friendly and just a nice area to visit and pick up a few history lessons... More 

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Gridley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

A unique piece of Texas history great interpretive guides as well glad we stopped Easy walking trails to get around to out buildings

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I have visited Fort Martin Scott several times. It has living quarters and among other building, a stockade. That would have been some HARD time for sure. It's easy to visualize what life was like for soldiers posted here.

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Thank Chapparral
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is going on our must returns simply due to all the things they will be doing between this and the Texas Ranger Heritage site. It was interesting as it stands but we made the mistake of going at 4pm so it was very hot.

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Thank Gary W
College Station, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here to see the Texas Rangers Heritage Center and it is awesome! They are going to start Phase II soon and we are planning to come back once it's opened. The fort has a lot of history and a nice walk around! Great visit. They are only open Thursday - Monday.

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Iowa Park, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Just happened on this fort as we were headed to Luckenbach, Texas . Stopped , tour was free. Had a Texas Ranger memorial There as you walk over to the fort. The former Texas Ranger working there had lots of info on the memorial and the park ranger at the fort was also very informative.

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Yuma, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

sits next to the texas ranger park, admission is free. opens at 1000. originally a Texas ranger "fort" and when the US army was tasked with providing protection on the new Santa Fe trail this fort came back to life. numerous buildings for you to look at and of course the history that goes with it.

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