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Address: 866 Park Road 35, Groesbeck, TX 76642-2749
Phone Number: +1 254-729-5253
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We drove through Ft. Parker to show my Son in law where we use to come for family reunions and it's just so nostalgic and beautiful. I love looking at the old homes and such. And... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
Beverly S
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Atkins, Arkansas
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Atkins, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We drove through Ft. Parker to show my Son in law where we use to come for family reunions and it's just so nostalgic and beautiful. I love looking at the old homes and such. And the park is beautiful! We will be back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I brought my 5 year old and 7 year old to Old Fort Parker as a quick excursion while staying with family in a nearby town. My kids were fascinated by the little buildings and especially the one you can go upstairs in. On the way out my daughter and I both got stung by wasps and the staff was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in Texas history, walking around inside this Fort makes history come alive. You can find out how little Cindy Parker was kidnapped during an Indian raid and massacre on the fort. Cindy's parents were killed as was her baby brother. Her younger brother was kidnapped and never heard from again. Cindy lived with the Indians nearly... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Old Fort Parker is a reconstruction of a private fort that protected several families from Indians back in the early 1800's. The fort has two blockhouses and several houses inside. It is definitely worth visiting!

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Bullard, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Very valuable look at Texas settler's lifestyle. Restoration in slowly progressing, honest and correct. The facility is lightly visited. There are several good RV spots with clean and safe bathrooms with showers. There are also several sleeping rooms at a very reasonable cost. I don't know anything about the condition of these rooms. The Museum/Visitors Center is not sophisticated, but... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Old Fort Parker is a good daytrip to bring your family. I went as a kid and recently visited again. I think that it's a great park. The fort has been reconstructed. It's really interesting to walk around it. You learn of the Parker family, the Comanche Indians attack, and Cynthia Ann Parker. It's really quite interesting. Also, if you... More 

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Blue Ash, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We learned about the Parkers, Cynthia Ann's kidnapping and about her son, Quanah Parker, who went on to be one of the last Comanche chiefs. It's a nice stop if you are in the Mexia/Groesbeck area.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

My husband and I spent 30-45 minutes at the Fort Parker Historical Site. If you like forts or are visiting Fort Parker State Park then I recommend visiting the fort as well. The fort is a reconstruction of the original fort. There are a few small buildings to tour inside the fort surrounded by a 12 foot tall fence. The... More 

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Groesbeck, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

A nice historic site. It is a restored fort from the pioneer days. The story of Cynthia Ann Parker is a part of the fort.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Granted, I visited the old fort on a Friday afternoon in July and it was very hot. Walking through the fort was quite interesting and there were a few displays within some of the cabins; however, there was very little narrative and a video they showed was made by student for a high school project 30 years ago. There is... More 

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