This is not a bad stop. We needed to use the RR. There is a $3.00 fee to go through the fort. A person could picnic there or just rest. It was clean.
Stopped by after one of our walks in the state park, a surprising little respite. Picinic area, which we took advantage of, near parking. Self guided tour avaliable, a ranger that is VERY knowledgable about the Fort history as well as area and TX history, and reproductions of furniture that appear very real. Well worth a short stop if you're... More
Fort Leaton was meant to be a quick stop to break up a much longer road trip. The fort was not an official military installation (though they used it often) it functioned as Benjamin Leaton's home and a trading post. We were greeted by Ranger Dave Lewis who was happy to fill us in on all the archeological and restoration... More
I walked in and saw how perfectly the structure was and decided it had been rebuilt, but the artifacts and story were still interesting so I enjoyed it. That is until I was leaving and started reading all the monuments around the entrance. Three, erected in the 30's, tell an interesting history and give homage to a variety of people.... More
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