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Fort Lancaster State Historical Park

629 Fort Lancaster Rd, Sheffield, TX 79781
+1 432-836-4391
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Surprisingly Fun

As you would expect for a site in the middle of nowhere, the park is fairly small. However, it was... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
via mobile
Lots of historical building and golf carts to ride between sites

My husband and I went to Fort Lancaster Historical Site near Sheffield, TX in July. We had seen the... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2017
Austin, Texas
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“short film” (2 reviews)
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629 Fort Lancaster Rd, Sheffield, TX 79781
+1 432-836-4391
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

As you would expect for a site in the middle of nowhere, the park is fairly small. However, it was completely worth a stop. My brother and I spent about an hour and a half here and greatly enjoyed our time here. First of all,...More

Thank Stickulus
Reviewed 25 July 2017

My husband and I went to Fort Lancaster Historical Site near Sheffield, TX in July. We had seen the sign along I-10 for years but just did not have time to stop for a visit. The fort took us about 10 miles at most out...More

Thank M J
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Stopped for a couple of hours at this out-of-the-way historical site. Scenic Hwy 290 leads to the Fort, located between Sheffield and Ozona. Visitor center has an excellent 5-minute film telling the story of the fort as well as outstanding exhibits and artifacts. The self-guided...More

Thank CazCoach
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Texas does a nice job of taking care of their parks. This side is worth getting off of I-10 to visit, the visitor center is staffed with polite and helpful personnel, and the site of the fort makes for a nice chance to get our...More

1  Thank cwt2015
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The fort is actually just ruins but it is worth a visit for history lovers. Very easy walking among the ruins or the have golf carts for you to drive. Nice stop. New center and informative staff. Exhibits with a short film. Nice drive from...More

Thank tffarms03
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This fort is completely in ruins. It is a little different from the other forts that have been reconstructed but non the less is still worth the stop if you like history. It is interesting to walk around the ruins and imagine how life must...More

Thank Jean P
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Driving across West Texas, made a short detour off I-10. Well worth the time. Newer visitor center with great staff; golf carts available to 'check out' at no additional charge, which made the tour fairly quick and fun. Immaculate grounds with good signage. Great for...More

Thank Eliza52
Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

This is no where near Crockett tx even though it shows up on the things to do there. It is actually located in west Texas near I10 but looks cool.

3  Thank Brian C
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Forts interest me as I am an Army Brat. A buddy and I were on a motorcycle trip and this road looked interesting, which it was. We ran across this fort by accident so we took a look. We were a little disappointed that it...More

2  Thank leroys73
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Ft.Lancaster is really not that far off the beaten path, but it seems like it when you are standing there on the parade grounds. It's just a side loop of IH-10, and well worth the short drive. We were coming east on IH-10 when we...More

2  Thank starasoff
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