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
  • Mason, Texas  Wildflowers Mason, Texas Wildflowers
  • 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...

  • Forts Trail Trooper Passport

    Become a Forts Trail Trooper and explore the region with your reconnaisance Passport! Collect stamps or secret passwords to be eligible for prizes. 

Upcoming Events

    • March 23, 2018 (All day) to March 24, 2018 (All day)

      "The biggest 1-stage event in Texas"

    • March 23, 2018 - 10:00am to March 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

      Celebrating its 19th year, Stribling Art Extravaganza will showcase 175 Concho Valley Artists and Artisans March 23-25, 2018 in the site’s Quartermaster, Commissary and Barracks 6 buildings.

    • March 24, 2018 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

      Every Saturday at 2 p.m., see part of the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd up close at Fort Griffin, and...

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