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Fort Griffin State Park

. Description:  Active from 1867-1881, the fort is now partially restored including a mess hall, library, store, and powder magazine.  Replicas of enlisted men's huts are on a bluff, and part of the Texas Longhorn Herd resides in the park.
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How to find: 

Address:
1701 North US Highway 283
Albany, TX 76430

Parent Organization:
Texas Parks & Wildlife
Contacts
Phone 325 762-2492
URL
Texas Historical Commission
http://www.thc.state.tx.us/hsites/hs_fort_griffin.shtml

Texas Beyond history
http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/forts/griffin/index.html
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As of MAR 2008 >13 free   13+ $2   $1 per person
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  Partially restored ruins of fort located in a state park, with part of the official Texas Longhorn herd.  Call ahead for living history programs.
Big Events:  Suggested Stay:
Period Type of Site
Buildings: well, mess hall, ghost building, barracks, library, store, administration building, cistern, hospital, powder magazine, replicas of enlisted men's huts
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Nearby Attractions:

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Swenson Memorial Museum of Stephens County Museum Details are on the way, but in the meantime, you can find addresses, descriptions, URLs and more at our sister site, www.stepintoplaces.com

Cultural

 
Old Jail Art Center Museum
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Nearby Places to Stay:

  Address Contact
Camping/RV  
Bridgeview RV Park 5300 Hwy 180 W
Breckenridge TX 76424
254 559-8582

Bed & Breakfast

 
Ole Nail House Inn 351 South 3rd Street
Albany  TX 76430
915 762-2928
Virginia's B&B 349 Breckenridge Street
Albany TX 76430
915 762-2013
Blue Rose B&B 214 West Lindsey Street
Breckenridge TX 7642
254 559-2105
Corner House B&B 340 Vine Street
Baird TX 79504
915 854-1890
Four Seasons Guest House Baird TX 79504 915 854-5961
Keeping Room 900 West Walker Street
Breckenridge TX 76424
254 559-8368
Hotel/Motel    
Albany Motor Inn 424 E US Highway 180
Albany TX 76430
915 762-2451
Herefrod Motel 557 W Highway 180
Albany TX 76430
915 762-2224
Baird Motor Inn 500 Interstate  20 E
Baird TX 79504
915 854-2527
Breckenridge Inn Motel 3111 West Walker Street
Breckenridge TX 76424
254 559-6502
Plaza Motel 6924 US Highway 180 W
Breckenridge TX 76424
254 559-3956
Ridge Motel 2602 West Walker Street
Breckenridge TX 76424
254 559-2244
Village Inn Motel & Store 3128 County Road 315
Breckenridge TX 76424
254 559-3472
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Last Update:  01/09/2010

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