Texas Forts Trail Region

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

Fort McKavett: Entertaining the Troops at Fort McKavett

January 18, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

An interactive educational program showcasing the various games and sundry items that a soldier stationed at Fort McKavett would have employed to keep himself entertained during his down time. 

Learn the period games of Chuck-a-Luck, Mill (Nine Men's Morris), hearts, and marbles. 

Try your hand at making clay marbles or read one of the dime novels available to the soldiers through the sutler's store. 

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  • Fort McKavett State Historic Site
  • 7066 FM 864
  • Fort McKavett, Texas
  • 76841


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    Fort McKavett State Historic Site
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  • Regular admission fees apply

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