Visit Fort Croghan over Spring Break

Photo by Christi Bertelson
Although re-enactments are not part of the fun of a Spring Break visit to Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum, the historic surroundings call to mind life in 19th Century Burnet County.

Although Burnet's most popular historic site is officially closed for the winter season, Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum will be open Friday, March 12, and from March 14-19.

During Spring Break 2015 more than 450 people visited Fort Croghan at 703 Buchanan Drive. They came from all over to visit Hill Country attractions among bluebonnets in bloom and paused to roam the restored remains of the fortification against hostile Indians that operated from March 18, 1849, to 1855. Two original fort buildings remain and the exhibit now includes pioneer log cabins, a stagecoach stop, a log school house, a blacksmith shop, wagons, farm equipment, a syrup mill, a Comanche tipi, and a large museum filled with artifacts from Burnet County history. 

The hours, except for Sunday, March 15, when closed, are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission and parking are free at the museum operated by the non-profit Burnet County Historical Society.

When the regular season begins April 7, the fort will be open weekly from Thursday-Saturday, also from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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