Remnants of the fort remain today at Fort Griffin State Historic Site, which is also home to the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd and offers camping, hiking, stargazing, and living history. Fort Griffin is a State Archeological Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Ages 5 & Under Free
Students, Seniors, Adult Tours, and Youth $3
Family Fee (2 adults/1 child) $8
School Groups $1
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See the site.
Starting at the visitor center, heritage travelers can explore interpretive exhibits to get an understanding of the region and why the U.S. military built a fort in 1867 at this location.
On July 31, 1867, Lt. Col. Samuel D. Sturgis and four companies of the 6th Cavalry established a new post high on a plateau, overlooking a bend of the Clear Fork of the Brazos River to the northeast.