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Texas Forts Trail Region

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

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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

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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...

Upcoming Events


    • Day of the Dead - San Angelo

      October 29, 2021 - 6:00pm to October 30, 2021 - 10:00pm

      Dia De Los Muertos in San Angelo, Texas on October 29 and 30. Bring your ofrendas to place at the community altar, enjoy the festival and participate in our 5k/1mile in memory of a departed loved one!

    • October 30, 2021 - 9:00am to October 31, 2021 - 5:00pm

      Fans have a chance to witness the international air racing championship up close with live crowds welcomed to the aviation extravaganza at Mathis Field, San Angelo Regional Airport on October 30/31.

    • October 30, 2021 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

      Texas Forts Trail Wine Festival in conjunction with En Plein Air event at Fort Concho in San Angelo, TX 

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 your 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.