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Texas Pecos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Sheffield, TX: Fort Lancaster Western Frontier Days


May 20, 2016 (All day) to May 21, 2016 (All day)
This site contains the ruins of a once sizable military installation as well as an interpretive trail, a visitors center with exhibits and a gift shop.
Fort Lancaster State Historic Site

Western Frontier Days at Fort Lancaster, May 20-21, are days of historical reenactment and living history displays. The grounds of Fort Lancaster State Historic Site near Sheffield TX will be filled with tents, stations, and living history interpreters for visitors and students to learn from. The story of Fort Lancaster will come alive with soldiers, settlers, wagons and live animals. Visitors can meet the pioneers and soldiers and hear their stories of life on the Texas frontier. Visitors can also experience daily life through observing cooking demonstrations, soldier duties, livestock, adobe brick making and the U.S. Army Camel Corps. A new visitor’s center and museum will allow visitors to gain a better understanding of Fort Lancaster while touring the forts exhibits and artifacts. Fort Lancaster State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission property, commemorates the remnants Fort Lancaster, an old U.S. Army Fort build to protect the road moving west during the 1850s - 1870s. The site contains the ruins of a once sizable military installation as well as an interpretive trail, a visitor’s center with exhibits and a gift shop.

Location

  • Fort Lancaster State Historic Site
  • 629 Fort Lancaster Road
  • Sheffield, TX, Texas
  • 79781

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Fees

  • Free


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