Texas Pecos Trail Region

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

Sheffield: Fort Lancaster New Visitor Center Grand Opening

May 20, 2016 - 9:00am to May 21, 2016 - 5:00pm

Grand Opening of the Fort Lancaster New Visitor Center, May 20-21, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., at Fort Lancaster State Historic Site near Sheffield TX. Held in conjunction with its annual living history event Western Frontier Days. Experience a new exhibit that tells the story of Fort Lancaster from its original construction in 1855, during and after the Civil War, and to the present with historic artifacts, introductory video, images, interpretive panels, scale models of the fort and associated buildings, soldier and laundress stations, original art, and life-sized camel replica (visitors may take photos on the camel's saddle). New visitor center faces the historic ruins of the fort and a 33-star U.S. flag amidst the West Texas skies. For more info call (432) 836-4391 or visit


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



  • Free

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