Ready for some history, kids? Well, if you visit Fort Croghan Grounds & Museum, you will be surrounded by it!
Did you know that Fort Croghan was established ALL the way back in 1849, as the third of the first four forts established by the US 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), and eventually became the headquarters of the Second Dragoon Regiment. Pretty amazing? And to think that when you visit, all of that history will have happened RIGHT under your feet!
Today Fort Croghan is representative of the early days of what was to become Burnet, Texas. When you visit on a self-guided tour, you can see the sights and imagine the sounds of the frontier as you visit the blacksmith shop, listening to the clanging metals.
Kids can visit the one room schoolhouse and imagine how different school life might actually have been over 100 years ago.
During your visit at Fort Croghan you can see the powder house, the stage stop and even the log cabins.
For more learning experiences, don't forget to check out the museum which is home to over 1200 artifacts from in and around Burnet, Texas!
So why not visit the Texas frontier as it was.....with a visit to Fort Croghan!