The fort served as the defense on the Southern Plains from 1867–81. Among the ruins are a first sergeant's quarters and a hand-dug well. The fort is home to the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd. The site offers camping, fishing, hiking, stargazing and living history. Annual living history days event is held on the second weekend in October. Open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. Admission charge. Site is 15 miles north of Albany on U.S. 283. 325/762-3592. www.visitfortgriffin.com .
Fort Griffin State Historic Site
Open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. daily.
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