One of the largest Mexican-tailed bat colonies is found here. Watch for cattle and wildlife on road after dark. Open May-Oct. 6-9 p.m. Thu.-Sun. Free. Take U.S. 87 south to R.M. 1723. Go two miles and turn right on R.M. 2389. Follow signs to cave.
The fort includes reconstructed officers' quarters. Foundations show the sites of 23 original buildings. Fort Mason was Robert E. Lee's last command in the U.S. Army before the Civil War. Briefly activated after that war, it was abandoned in 1869. Fort is on the Texas Forts Trail. About five blo...
Special areas highlight local literary celebrities such as Fred Gipson, author of Old Yeller and Savage Sam. An "Old Yeller" statue is outside. Exhibits also spotlight the Eckert James River Bat Cave and information about early Mason families. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 410 Post Hill.
Mason County historical items are housed in an 1870s schoolhouse, built of material from Fort Mason buildings. For hours, call Mason County Chamber of Commerce. 300 Moody St.
This granite memorial on Courthouse Square is inscribed with the names of Mason County veterans. The project was created by Mason High School's Class of 2001.
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