Aug 9, 2014 -
Learn about the stagecoach's role in early Texas as a mode of travel and communication, and discover what it meant to be a "whipster," or stagecoach driver. Presentations occur throughout the day. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site.
Sep 13, 2014 -
The guestbook at Fanthorp Inn--one of the most important and best-preserved stagecoach inns in Texas--is an important reflection of the pages of history-honored Texans. This presentation tells the stories of famous travelers who spent time at the Fanthorp, which hosted guests such as Anson Jones, Sam Houston and Robert E. Lee. During his march to Mexico in 1946, Zachary Taylor camped at the inn; his officers were treated to an elegant formal dinner at while his troops were fed under a tree outside. The 35- to 40-minute program is presented throughout the day. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site.
Sep 20, 2014 -
Today, the Fanthorp Inn is a much different structure than what the original owners began with. Visitors tour the inn and look at how the building grew and changed to meet the needs of both the family and its businesses. Presentations are ongoing throughout the day and last approximately 35-40 minutes. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site.
Oct 11, 2014 -
This program offers a glimpse of the ceremonies and rituals of death in 19th-century Texas. The unfortunate death of Henry Fanthorp, proprietor of one of Texas' most successful stagecoach inns, on Oct. 31, 1867, reminds us of the fragile state of life in the 1800s. Presentations are ongoing through the day and last 35-40 minutes. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site.
May 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014 -
Experience what it was like to travel cross-country via stagecoach, and learn about the historic of a historic inn and how it was connected with the early stage lines that traversed Texas in the mid-1800s. Stagecoaches run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with 30-minute presentations throughout the day. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site, 579 Main St.
Oct 19, 2014 -
Visitors get a look at the bags and luggage carried by travelers in Texas during the mid-1800s. Learn about what considerations old-time Texans had to take into account when preparing for a trip with the help of period accounts and modern reproductions. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site.
Jun 14, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014 -
Discover the music that inspired celebration and recreation in 1800s Texas with the Roseville Fair Old-Time String Band. Experience the joy that weary travelers and local citizens found in this historic inn, which provided the largest accommodations in the area to host celebrations, parties and the occasional escape from the rugged Texas frontier. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site.
Nov 29, 2014 -
Visitors tour a historic inn restored to its 1850s appearance, ride a replica stagecoach, enjoy period music and interpreters in period clothing, and learn about this exciting site, rich with history and culture. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site. Tickets sold from 4:30-7 p.m. with stagecoach rides from the inn to the courthouse square in Anderson. At 579 Main St.
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