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Fort Croghan

Fort Croghan

Step back into Frontier Texas circa 1850

For the 2023 season,

Fort Croghan will be open


Regular Season: April 6 to October 14, we will be open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

October 14- Fort Croghan Day

December 9- Christmas at Fort Croghan

Admission is free, 

donations are appreciated!

Join us for fun 1800s style!
Fort Croghan Day

Saturday, October 14
10am -4pm

Come see

fur trappers

flint knappers


wood carving

spinners and weavers

corn shelling

rope making

Dutch oven cooking

old-fashioned games 

Soldiers from Fort Concho

Sons of the Republic of Texas will have a cannon

Gunfight at 10 am

Bake Sale to support the museum & grounds

All on the original grounds of Fort Croghan with authentic 1850s buildings.

Admission is free, donations appreciated


Burnet County Heritage Society at a Glance

Our vision- Connecting the past with the present and the future

The Burnet County Heritage Society is the caretaker of Fort Croghan, an early United States military fort from 1849-1852 that protected the pioneers on the frontier. Our mission is to preserve and promote Burnet County history. We host living history days including Fort Croghan Day in October and Christmas at Fort Croghan in December.                                                                                                   

Admission is FREE


Honor your Burnet County ancestor with a terracotta brick

The gray bricks in the picture above are dedicated to Burnet County's earliest settlers. 

Order a terra cotta colored brick today to honor your Burnet County ancestor! Each brick is $100 and will be laid in the Plaza of Honor. Contact Sue Jeffcoat at

"A generation which ignores history has no past-- and no future."

Robert Heinlein

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Next BCHS Meeting

BCHS meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 2pm at the Herman brown Free Library in Burnet. 

The remaining meetings for 2023 are scheduled as follows:


October 10, 2023

November 14, 2023

December 12, 2023

Interested in joining BCHS? Dues are $10 a year. Send them to: BCHS, PO Box 74, Burnet, TX 78611. 

 Are you thinking of sending us a letter or a package?

Please use our mailing address: PO Box 74, Burnet, TX 78611. Do not use the physical address. If you have a mailing question, call 512-756-8281 or email

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We are thankful for the help we have received from the following:

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Burnet County


BWI Homes


Hoover's Building Supply, Inc.


City of Burnet


Burnet Chamber of Commerce

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