Public Tour

Life on a Texas Frontier Fort
Timing: 1-2 hours, Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Families $8, adults $4, students and seniors $3, ages 5 and under free

Explore the lives and times of United States and Texas soldiers on the frontier as you head out on foot or by golf cart to visit the historic post, including the original Barracks, Headquarters, Schoolhouse, and several Officer’s Quarters. Take a short hike to the original lime kiln, stone quarry, and Government Springs. Learn about the importance of Fort McKavett in the Visitor Center, housed in the original 1874 Hospital and take in the beauty and isolation of a frontier fort. Walk-ins only, no advanced reservations required.

School and Adult Group Tours

Available with advanced reservation only. Call 325-396-2358, email, or complete this form to request a specialized tour experience.

Gift Shop 

A gift shop is located inside the visitor center. An assortment of t-shirts, caps, and wooden period toys are available for purchase. 


The site is not wheelchair accessible, although some parts of the site can be navigated by wheelchair. A golf cart is available for touring the fort grounds, which are gravel and not ADA-approved for wheelchairs. 


Visitors are encouraged to use the site’s picnic areas. Drinks are available for purchase on site and restrooms are also available.  Parking is available on site.

Nearby Attractions 

While you're in the area, visit these nearby sites: 

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