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Fort Phantom Hill

Abilene, TX
+1 325-677-1309
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The entrance sign had me back in the car pronto!

I admit, I am petrified of snakes.When the sign greets me with "Beware of Rattle Snakes I am back... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
ladyme1
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Portland, Maine
Pleasant stroll into the past

There's not much to see here except the old brick chimneys but there's an explanatory brochure... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
AllanJGJ
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

I admit, I am petrified of snakes.When the sign greets me with "Beware of Rattle Snakes I am back in the car in a heartbeat.Not going to happen! this is an old fort with one small building and numerous chimneys. We admired from a distance.

Thank ladyme1
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

There's not much to see here except the old brick chimneys but there's an explanatory brochure available as you go in and its a pleasant stroll around amidst the bluebonnets and the cacti. You should note that the official address (10818 FM 600) isn't accurate....More

Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

My husband, father-in-law, and I took a trek though this old fort. Not much of it stands, but in the quiet of the day while looking out onto the prairie-type fields, one can almost transport themselves back to this era in time. It’s so easy...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

I would recommend this for anyone - The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable- facilities were well maintained

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

The site is unmanned but provides maps and historical pamphlets to allow you to explore the site on your own. We had fun trying to decide which ruin was which and exploring the open areas.

2  Thank XaniC
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Wander among the ruins of this former army post and imagine it's former days. No charge. A pleasant, peaceful way to spend an hour or more.

Thank Cindy C
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

This site was a pleasant surprise & we were reminded of the ruins of Pompei! It's a lovely walk among the fort ruins & the available brochure provides a comprehensive history.

Thank ExploreWorld9732
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Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

It was drizzly when we stopped so we didn’t stay long. Free to look around and nice walk to stretch your legs. I would like to come back again and learn more. We had a teenager and 10 year old who both enjoyed looking around.

Thank JustUs4Tex
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

Located off FM600 north of Abilene and just past Phantom Lake, you can find the remains of Fort Phantom, where calvary units were stationed to protect homesteaders and escort those traveling westward. You're on your own! There's some posted information about the sight and the...More

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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

We just happened upon this place while travelling in the back country past Abilene. Well laid out and documented, it represents the ebb and flow of the tide of civilization. Changes in technology, steam, railways, weapons, and the political system meant that places like this...More

Thank Kevin P
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Joshua Q
May 24, 2018|
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Response from Connie A | Reviewed this property |
No, this is a historical site only. Only walking or handicap vehicles are permitted.
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fortglory
March 14, 2017|
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Response from drdroad | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure that's ok. Honestly, there's no one there to monitor. Please clean up.
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