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Texas Forts Trail Region

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

Fort McKavett West Texas Heritage Days 2014


Friday, March 21, 2014 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 4:30am

Education day for area schools will be held on Friday, March 21, 2014. If you are an educator wishing to participate in our 2014 program, please contact the site by emailing cody.mobley@thc.state.tx.us.

Fort McKavett Historic Site will come to life on March 22, 2014, as living historians from around the state gather to portray life as it would have been at the fort in the 1800s. Gates will open at 8 a.m. followed by a 10 a.m. flag raising ceremony.

Throughout the day, activities will include cavalry, artillery, and infantry drills, Native American demonstrations, Buffalo Soldiers, buffalo, hunters, chuck wagon demonstrations, the Texas Camel Corps, the Texas Longhorn herd, a one-room school house, frontier woodworking, soap making, and much more.

The Ice House Brass Band will perform during a barbeque lunch offered to the public by the Friends of Fort McKavett. Donations to help defray the cost of the food are welcome. 

At 2 p.m., the Sahawe Indian Dancers and members of Boy Scout Troop and Venture Troop 181 from Uvalde will present a colorful and fast moving variety of Native American dances.

The day will conclude with a flag lowering ceremony at 4:30 p.m. 

Location

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

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Fees

  • Regular admission fees apply


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