Texas Forts Trail Region

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

Fort McKavett: Mobilizing an Army: The Shoemaker's Shop at Fort McKavett

November 23, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

An interactive educational program that examines the process of shoemaking as it was during the mid-19th century. Using only the original methods and materials, observe how the cordwainers (shoemakers) at Fort McKavett constructed and repaired shoes for the soldiers and citizens of the post. 

Demonstrations will occur throughout the day, and handouts will be available in the visitors center describing the tools and techniques used by the cordwainers in the course of plying their craft. 


  • 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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