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Fort Leaton

P. O. Box 2439, Presidio, TX 79845-2439
+1 915-229-3613
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Worth your time

We have driven past Ft. Leaton on the beautiful river road to Presidio for several years, always... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fran R
Midland, Texas
Historical Fort

Visited in October and still quite hot. Really is a very interesting place this Fort. It’s isolated... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nelson, New Zealand
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“trading post” (11 reviews)
“worth a stop” (4 reviews)
P. O. Box 2439, Presidio, TX 79845-2439
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have driven past Ft. Leaton on the beautiful river road to Presidio for several years, always wanting to stop but never took the time. (The drive from Lajitas to Presidio, the River Road, is drop dead gorgeous.) Ft. Leaton was not a Military Fort,...More

Thank Fran R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in October and still quite hot. Really is a very interesting place this Fort. It’s isolated and you will not have large numbers of visitors here. Great work done on restorations. Really good representation on how life was for the people who lived here.

Thank TeKinga
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Fort Leaton is the western Visitor Center for Big Bend Ranch State Park. It's four miles east of Presidio and worth a stop if you're doing the beautiful drive on Highway 70 between Presidio and Lajitas/Terlingua. The Fort was an early fortified trading post on...More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This was my third time here. I just love it so much and always take pictures and enjoy myself. This time I had a friend who had never been. There is a nice parking lot with a picnic table or two nearby. There is a...More

Thank TexasTravelorR
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We were driving from Big Bend to Presidio and came across this Adobe fort in the middle of 'not much.' Although it was approaching 100 degrees we stopped since the fort was such a compelling sight. We found out it was really a fortified trading...More

Thank tridcod
Reviewed 6 July 2017

On my way out of Big Bend National Park I decided to drive along the Rio Grande River to Presidio, Texas before turning north. Ft. Leaton is just outside Presidio and has a wonderful display of the history of this trading post/fort along the Rio...More

Thank AuntieM64
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Fort is a rectangle with several areas with not much to see. There is a huge oxen wagon in the back area that makes you think how much work it took to get things done. The front area is set up more like the...More

Thank Oogiecatt
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

It was over 100 degrees when we came in early May and it was too hot to even walk around. I suggest coming in the fall-early spring. The display is very interesting and well done. You will learn a lot of history that probably slept...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Staff is great, docents give great tours of the fort, they are dressed in time costumes. Most docents are students from Presidio High School...

Thank alceet2017
Reviewed 17 January 2017

It really wasn't a fort but an early 1800's trading post and store where soldiers often stayed. It is exceptionally well maintained and restored and shows how they lived, what they ate, and how the area developed. It is well worth the stop and one...More

Thank James H
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