Fort Concho National Historic Landmark
630 S. Oakes St., San Angelo, TX 76903 - United States
A frontier military post from 1867-1889, Fort Concho was part of a line of forts established to protect frontier settlements, map the vast West Texas region, and quell hostile threats. Proximity to cattle trails, stage coach lines, mail routes, and the Concho rivers made the location of the site both strategic and pleasant. Throughout its active period, Fort Concho housed Cavalry and Infantry units, including elements of Buffalo Soldiers regiments, and served as the regimental headquarters for the 4th and 10th Cavalry, and 11th and 16th Infantry. Today, the forty-acre site houses twenty-four original and restored historic structures furnished to exhibit the life of the frontier soldier.
Fort Concho will have music, living historians in a couple of the site's interpretive buildings, with many participatory & hands-on activities for children. Free admission to all, all day!
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