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.

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1701 N. U.S. Hwy. 283 
Albany, TX 76430 
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Open Daily
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 

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Adult $5
Senior/Veteran/Teacher/First Responder $3
Child (6-17) $2
Child (5 and under) Free
Family (2 adults & 1 child) $8, each additional child $1

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School Tours 
Group Tours 
Dark Sky Events 
Living History 

Ruins on the grounds

Plan Your Visit

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.

Barrack on the grounds


Fort Griffin offers overnight camping at 33 campsites on nearly five acres.

Reenactors at a living history event

Fort Griffin History

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.

Longhorn herd at Fort Griffin

Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd

Experience this distinctive breed of cattle that played a vital role in Texas' heritage. 

Fort Griffin in the Blog

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A Steer on a Mission

This is a story about one of the steers in our Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd at Fort Griffin State Historic Site named Old Paint.

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How to Outsmart a Cowboy

Sometimes, longhorns can be more intelligent than we give them credit for, maybe sometimes even more intelligent than us.