We are open for the 2021 season!
Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10-4
Admission is FREE, donations are appreciated
Well-behaved pets are welcome on the grounds, just not in the museum.
Feel free to bring a picnic lunch and eat on the grounds.
Visit the fort grounds
It's also a good place for a picnic
There are 8 historical structures that date to the 1850's. You can look inside them and take a peek at how life was lived back then. There are some buildings that pertain to the fort and some are original 1850s cabins that were rescued and brought to the fort grounds for preservation. This includes a great dog-trot cabin. Also on site, is a great collection of antique agricultural machinery from John Deere to McCormick-Deering to so many more.
Visit the museum
Showcase of our past
The museum highlights the past of Burnet County citizens and Burnet County life but it also shows how Texans and Americans lived. From Lake Victor's first telephone exchange that highlights America's early communication systems to a priceless banjo that was made in New York and brought to Texas very early, there is lots to look at. There are also hundreds of barbed wire pieces and agricultural tools that highlight our area's agricultural history. There are also lots of artifacts found on the fort grounds.
Visit the Ferguson Library and Archives
Dig a little deeper into the past
The Thomas C. Ferguson Library & Archives has many early Burnet County items including probate records, deed indexes, maps, early school lists, fort information, CCC records, books, vertical files, and more.
We also have a few Burnet County books for sale. The 2 volume Burnet County history, 2 Burnet County Cemetery books, Council Creek Calling, and a book on Edgar, an early area educator.