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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Location

1701 N. U.S. Hwy. 283 
Albany, TX 76430 
325-762-3592 
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Hours

Daily 
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 

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Tickets

Ages 5 & Under Free 
Adults $4 
Students, Seniors, Adult Tours, and Youth $3 
Family Fee (2 adults/1 child) $8 
School Groups $1 

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Programs

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

Campgrounds

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. 

Events at Fort Griffin

Rusted original Comanche ball and cap pistol.

Locating The Battle of Blanco Canyon (Morning)

Join us on March 9th at 10 am in the Fort Griffin State Historic Site museum to learn about recent findings of archeological work conducted on the original site of the Battle of Blanco Canyon.

Rusted original Comanche ball and cap pistol.

Locating The Battle of Blanco Canyon (Afternoon)

Join us on March 9th at 2 pm in the Fort Griffin State Historic Site museum to learn about recent findings of archeological work conducted on the original site of the Battle of Blanco Canyon.

Panoramic image of the Milky Way with silhouetted foreground.

Milky Way Photography Workshop (Two Day Camp)

Come learn from professional photographer, Lynn Cromer, during this two day and two night Milky Way Photography workshop.