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The Grounds

Fort Croghan was part of a line of Federal forts that were in place to protect the frontier all the way from near the Red River to the Rio Grande. It was a fort from 1849 to 1853. When you visit, you can walk the grounds of the fort and see the original adjutant's office. There are maps in the museum where you can see the boundaries of the original fort. 

Also on the grounds are original 1800s cabins that have been preserved. You can peek inside them anytime we are open. During Christmas at Fort Croghan, the 2nd Saturday in December, we open the cabins up so you can step inside them and see them decorated for the season. 

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