Historical Attractions

Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum Burnet

Where is it at?

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Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum
703 Buchanan Dr (Hwy 29)
Burnet
TX
78611
Tel: 512-756-8281

Directions

In Burnet, TX, west on Hwy 29 (703 Buchanan Dr) from the intersection of Hwy 281 and Hwy 29. We are located next door to the Pizza Hut.

Where are we going today?

Fort Croghan was established in 1849, the third of the first four forts established by the United States government to protect the settlements on the edge of the frontier from hostile Indians. From 1849 to its decommission in 1853, Fort Croghan was the home of Company C, 8th Infantry (mounted), USA and eventually became the headquarters of the Second Dragoon Regiment.

Today Fort Croghan is representative of the early days of what was to become Burnet, Texas. Come visit us. See the sights and imagine the sounds of the frontier as you visit the blacksmith shop, the one room schoolhouse, the powder house, the stage stop and the log cabins The Museum contains over 1200 artifacts from in and around Burnet, Texas.

Come visit the Texas frontier as it was.....come visit Fort Croghan.

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFree-----donations accepted
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday thru Saturday

April thru mid October

Teachers corner

Teachers: Fort Croghan is a good way to demonstrate Texas history to your children as it was in the 1800's. With prior appointments, we give guided tours to public, private and home school children. We will even give tours when we are not officially open, but require adequate time to get volunteers to help with the children. .

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Our Mission: To educated children and adults alike in life as it was in the 1800's in a frontier fort. .

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    Real History There of Steven F Austin & His Rangers known as Minute Men, Camp is Intact and Protected.

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