Explore: The Forts Trail Region
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...
Use our new regional travel passport to visit places where history was made, make your own memories, and become eligible for a grand prize! Sixteen pages highlight museums, frontier forts, historic sites and more. Request your free Passport here...
November 29, 2014 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
An interactive educational program highlighting the role of the commissary stores at Fort McKavett during the 19th century.
November 29, 2014 - 2:00pm
See part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and hear history and tales from the cattle drives and early ranching.
December 2, 2014 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
The Abilene Downtown Association presents: an evening of family-fun as you rediscover the charm of Christmas in downtown.
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!
The Forts Trail Region works with a variety of organizations to promote heritage travel throughout the region.