Texas Forts Trail Region

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

Newcastle: Historic Fort Belknap Days

October 23, 2015 - 10:00am to October 24, 2015 - 5:00pm

Fort Belknap Days will highlight skills necessary to survive on the pre-Civil War Texas frontier including blacksmithing, spinning, quilting, sewing, tatting, quill and ink writing, period cooking, buttermaking and team and horse hitching. Military units will include dragoons, 1850s infantry, civil war and frontier battalion, and Indian wars. Artillery and small arms to be demonstrated. A ladies tea social will be held on Saturday at 2 pm as a fundraiser for the fort ($10 per person). Fort Belknap Archives will also be open for historians.


  • Fort Belknap
  • 5385 FM 61
  • Newcastle, Texas
  • 76372


  • Contact:
    Jim Hammond
  • Phone:


  • This event is free to the public except for the Ladies Tea Social which has a $10 per person fee.

Map of Event