Fort Martin Scott Historic Site

Fredericksburg, TX

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Address: 1606 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Number: 830-307-8715 Website Contact How do we get there?

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There's a fascinatingly historic family day out waiting for you in Fredericksburg, and it's at the Fort Martin Scott Historic Site!

Located long Baron's Creek, in the eastern part of the town, Fort Martin Scott was actually the first US military post that was established on the westerns frontier of Texas.

Today, the site is a historical treasure, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places - and YOU get to visit!

During your time at the Fort Martin Scott Historic Site, you are free to wander about the grounds, and learn all about the important role this fort played in the development of Texas - and what that means is you can just take your time, and spend as little or as much as you like there!

The area was once teeming with activities of soldiers, teamsters and civilians, and today, the echoes of memories are brought back to life during the many regularly scheduled living history reenactments and events held at the fort.

A great place to start is the Fort Martin Scott Visitor Center, located in the Barracks Building. This is open 10am - 5pm Friday to Monday, and during these times the Fort buildings are open to the public.

On the other days, the Fort is available for self-guided touring but the buildings are closed to the public.

So kids, are you excited to step back in time, and SEE and EXPERIENCE actually come to life all around you - because this experience is ready and waiting for you at the Fort Martin Scott Historic Site in Texas!

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Free entry (except for special events), but donations accepted



Free entry (except for special events), but donations accepted


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Upon entering the fort site, parking is available in the grass area to the left. Free Parking is also available next door at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center. There is no charge for parking in either lot.

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Tickets are required for entry to the site during special events, during which times tickets are available for sale on-site during events.

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Where is it at?


Fort Martin Scott is located East of Fredericksburg on U.S. 290 (East Main Street) on the north side of the street between the Texas Rangers Heritage Center and the Fredericksburg Water Treatment Plant. The entryway to Fort Martin Scott is Three Blocks East of Wal-Mart. Look for the historic wood fence that encloses the fort site. Entry into the fort is through a gap in the wood fence.

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When can we go?

Open 10am - 5pm Thursday thru Monday

Open year round, closed Tuesday & Wednesday

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