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Fort Concho National Historic Landmark
630 South Oakes
San Angelo, TX
Phone: 915-657-4444 - Tty: -
Statement of Purpose
To preserve & restore Fort Concho, a nineteenth century frontier army post and provide interpretion & eduction for our visitors, preserving this piece of the past for the future.
Highlights & Collections
A frontier army post from 1867-1889, Fort Concho National Historic Landmark encompasses most of the former army post and includes 23 original and restored fort structures. Authentically refurbished exhibit buildings include a restored Headquarters building, Soldier's barracks, Officer's Quarters, Chapel/Schoolhouse, and the Post Hospital.
Fort Concho was founded in 1867 at the junction of the North and Middle Concho Rivers to protect frontier settlements and transportation routes. Famous military commanders such as Ranald Mackenzie, Benjamin Grierson, and William 'Pecos Bill' Shafter served here. A number of cavalry and infantry units, including all four regiments of the Buffalo Soldiers were stationed at the post.
Current Exhibits and Upcoming Special Events
Our permant exhibits include the exteriors of all of our restored buildings surrounding the parade field. Eight of these buildings are furnished to reflect the period and open on a regular basis with interpreters to help visitors. Other buildings are open during special events or have non-historic uses, such as the home of the library/archives.
- A free half day event highlighting the area's agriculutural heritage.
Christmas at Old Fort Concho
- Fort Concho National Historic Landmark and Museum's largest fundraiser. Three days full of Christmas cheer, including shopping, living history, a special area for children, ongoing entertainment as well as special scheduled shows, and much, much more, all on the historic fort grounds.
- Tuesday-Saturday 10AM to 5PM
- Sundays 1PM to 5 PM
Admission & Directions:
- Group Tours are available
- A small admission fee is charged
Fort Concho and San Angelo are reached by U.S. Highways 67, 87 and 277. The fort is located less than 1 mile south of downtown San Angelo. Look for the blue & white Fort Concho signs.
Robert Bluthardt, Director
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