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Fort Croghan

Fort Croghan

Step back into Frontier Texas circa 1850

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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.

May 11- Living History Day, 2pm

at the Plaza of Honor, 17 local students will be portraying Burnet County pioneers. See below for more info.

October 14- Fort Croghan Day

December 9- Christmas at Fort Croghan

Admission is free,

donations are appreciated!

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Living History Day- May 11, 2023

On May 11, 2023 at 2 p.m., Bethel Extension Education Club will meet at Fort Croghan. The program for the day will be held at the site of the Plaza of Honor. Fourteen of the forty honored pioneers will come to life through the “living history” presentations of seventeen Burnet Homeschoolers ages 7-16 under the guidance of their teacher, Wendy Thompson. These young citizens, dressed in period costume, will share oral and poster presentations with the audience among whom will be ancestors of the early pioneers being portrayed. There definitely will be opportunities “To Connect the PAST with the PRESENT and the FUTURE”!

The following early Burnet County pioneers will be featured:

Robert Adams

John Alexander

William Banta

Jesse Burnam

Richard Cates

Andrew Cox

Christian & Ann Dorbandt

Mary & Samuel Holland

James and Sarah Hill

Isaac & Jacob Hoover

Adam Johnson

Samuel & Jane McFarland

Logan Vandeveer

T.D. Vaughn

The Fort is open on May 11, 2023 from 10-4 and this event is open to the public.


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

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Honor your Burnet County ancestor with a terracotta brick

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

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"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:

May 9, 2023

June 13, 2023

July 11, 2023

August 8, 2023

September 12, 2023

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. 

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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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