Texas Forts Trail Region

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

Fort McKavett : Imprisoned on the Frontier: POW Camp 1861-'62

March 17, 2017 - 12:00pm to March 19, 2017 - 12:00pm

Come out and see the 155th Anniversary of the Imprisonment of Federal Soldiers at Fort McKavett during the first winter of the Civil War (1861-’62). This event will be open to public viewing and will feature reenactors in character performing the tasks of both Federal Prisoners and their Texan captors. These volunteers will be accurately portraying the life of these historic individuals down to the punishments meted out for wrongdoing. This will be our seminal reenactment event for the year, so be sure not to miss it! For information regarding participation in this event, please contact us through our Facebook page or by email at The website for this event is 


  • Fort McKavett State Historic Site
  • 7066 FM-864
  • Fort McKavett , Texas
  • 76825


  • Contact:
    Fort McKavett State Historic Site
  • Phone:

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