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.
The Blacksmith Shop
The blacksmith shop is filled with antique blacksmithing tools. We regularly will have a blacksmith take some time, turn it on, and make a few things for people to see.
This building was made in the mid 1850s.
The adjutant's office is an original building of Fort Croghan.
The Fry cabin was built in the 1850s in Burnet County.
The Kincheloe cabin was built in Burnet County about 1850.
This is an original corn crib from the mid 1800s.
This is a great original example of an early Texas dog trot cabin. This type of architecture is getting harder to find.
This early Burnet County cabin serves as a schoolhouse.
No, the outhouse is not in active service. We have bathrooms behind the Fry cabin and in the museum. But it is interesting to see how we went a long time ago.
This house was from the 1870s.
The lookout building was originally located on the west side of Post Mountain to watch for danger. It was situated so you could see for miles.
Antique Farm Implements
The grounds have many antique farm implements from our agricultural and ranching past. We have a couple of John Deere tractors, a McCormick-Deering tractor, and much more.
The Plaza of Honor
The Plaza of Honor is dedicated to Burnet County's earliest settlers and to other Burnet County people we wish to remember.
The Memorial to the Fallen
In memory of these men who died while serving at Fort Croghan.