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Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site

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Address: 228 State Park Road 61, Jacksboro, TX 76458
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Great historical site

Fort Richardson has many great elements to make it a State Park worth visiting. If you are into history, Fort Richardson has lots of great stories in it. We arrived in time to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Steven Y
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Trophy Club, Texas
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Trophy Club, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Richardson has many great elements to make it a State Park worth visiting. If you are into history, Fort Richardson has lots of great stories in it. We arrived in time to enjoy the afternoon ranger guided tour which took you into most of the buildings on the property. The officers quarters and the hospital were well done and... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

There are about 10 historical buildings on this site, almost all of them original (a couple are reconstructions). This fort was active from 1867-1878, and served as a frontier defense from native american tribes and Mexican advances. The fort buildings are open to the public from 10a-4p, Mon-Sat (free admission!). The largest of the buildings is the old hospital, which... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Just a short drive from Fort Worth is Jacksboro. Fort Richardson is snuggled in an area that looks more industrial but old country but we had a great time exploring and learning.

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Arlington, Texas
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Ft. Richardson is a great place to camp in a RV this time of year. Not many tent campers at this park (although could simply be the season). We rented a RV and this was our first time using it. It was a great place for a "trial run". The park ranger who checked us in was great. She took... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Fort Richardson is worth the time and effort to stop and see Army life as it was in 1867. Our guide was well versed in Northern Texas History and was quick to answer our numerous questions. Among the buildings to view is an Army hospital, commanders quarters and a morgue to name a few.

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Bonham, United States
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

My husband and I enjoy camping in Texas State Parks, and this park is a gem. Very clean, with a variety of campsites available. Hiking trails and a nice playground area. This park has the added benefit of the historic Fort Richardson buildings to explore. Fun and educational for all ages.

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Thank Cynthia G
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Love the history, stayed in site #3 with our RV, view of power generating windmills was surreal next to Civil War buildings. Park rangers were kind and knowledgeable. Dogs enjoyed it.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took our thirteen and eight-year-old boys out for a few hours and had a great time. The park ranger was incredibly helpful and good with our boys. If you can get Darrell to give you a tour, I highly recommend it!

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Lake Creek, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed two nights tent camping. Nice camp sites with space. Viewed the deer morning & evening. Very peaceful. The four of the old fort building was interesting & informative. There are several easy trails for a nice walk.

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Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This park is great for family camping. There are some large, private campsites with easy access to the bathrooms (super clean) and dump station. We often had deer walking through our site in the morning and evening. Most of the trails are quite easy (kids can easily hike) and there are some fun geocaches to find. We fished at the... More 

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