Texas Forts Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

to the Forts Trail Region

From "Old Yeller" to "Lonesome Dove," visit the Region where Western Classics have their roots!

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  • Fort McKavett State Historic Site, MenardFort McKavett State Historic Site, Menard
  • Six White Horses Parade in Abilene, Steve Buttmann PhotographySix White Horses Parade in Abilene, Steve Buttmann Photography
  • Old Yeller Monument, MasonOld Yeller Monument, Mason
  • Clark Gardens, Mineral WellsClark Gardens, Mineral Wells
  • Fort Griffin State Historic Site, AlbanyFort Griffin State Historic Site, Albany

Explore: The Forts Trail Region

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  • Living History Events

    These special events allow visitors to see, touch, taste, and experience life as it was during an earlier time. Spring events are held at Ft. Richardson, Ft. McKavett, Ft. Mason, and Ft. Chadbourne; Fall events are at Ft. Griffin and Ft. Concho...

Upcoming Events

    • March 27, 2015 - 10:00am to March 29, 2015 - 2:00pm

      Attendees at the 16th annual Stribling Art Extravaganza are in for special activities during the weekendshow and sale March 27-29 at historic Fort Concho in San Angelo.

    • Fort McKavett State Historic Site

      March 28, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

      Join us in celebrating Fort McKavett's West Texas Heritage Days event on March 28, 2015. Interact with the 120+ living historians as they recreate and teach about life in Central/West Texas during 1840-1916.  ...

    • March 28, 2015 - 8:45am to 6:00pm

      Colorado Bend State Park Trails Day and Bluegrass Jam/Show


About the Forts Trail Region

The Forts Trail Region was once the wild frontier where explorers and frontiersmen clashed with the land and Native Americans. Come hear the stories and explore the places where history was made—and make you own memories! Visit a historic site, tour a museum, or check out the local sites, shops, and eateries. The "trail" is a recommended 650-mile driving loop within a 29-county region of Central West Texas. The trail highlights a Spanish presidio and eight historic frontier forts and the communities and attractions that surround them. Take the trail or explore the region!

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Our Partners

The Forts Trail Region works with a variety of organizations to promote heritage travel throughout the region.