Texas Forts Trail Region

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

Fort McKavett: West Texas Heritage Days 2017

May 5, 2017 - 8:00am to May 6, 2017 - 5:00pm

Throughout the day, activities will include military drills, Native Indian demonstrations, Buffalo Soldiers, Buffalo Hunters, Chuck Wagon demonstrations, the Texas Camel Corps, the Texas Longhorn herd, a one-room schoolhouse lesson, frontier woodworking, weavers, seamstresses and much more. There will be infantry and artillery firing demonstrations periodically throughout the day with 6 or more cannons all firing together! 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 will be appreciated. The Sahawe Indian Dancers, members of Boy Scout Troop and Venture 181 from Uvalde, will present a colorful and fast moving variety of Native American dances will perform at 2:00 p.m. At 3:00, a team of historians will lead a tour of the Government Springs and Quarry area and the Fort McKavett Cemetery.


  • 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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