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Jacob's Review:
   It's a REAL cowboy Fort! Just like the toy ones, but it's REAL! They have old cabins there, and I saw a real cowboy too! There is a tree tunnel you drive through up to the fort, too.


Dad's Notes:
   This reconstructed pioneer fort has the stockade wall, two story blockhouses and two rows of log cabins inside the fort. It is an interesting history that in 1836 the fort was attacked and taken by Indians, the settlers killed and captured. Also about Cynthia Ann, a little girl who was captured, raised by Indians and whose Indian son came to be chief of the Comanche. You can read all about that and other history tidbits that continues till today.

  This very historic site is something everyone in Texas should see! A very real sense of how early America was and lived! The history and stories behind it are amazing and continue today! They have all kinds of special events and activities through out the year - call or ask the staff about local history and upcoming events.

  Hiking, biking trials at the State Park. The old cemetery is 2 miles away (ask staff for directions). Fort Parker State Park is only 3 miles away - see next page. Call or check the web for the many special events.


Address:
866 Park Road 35, Groesbeck, TX 76642

Admission (subject to change):
About $4 Adults, $2 Children

Phone Numbers:
254-729-5253

Hours(subject to change):
9a - 5p

www.oldfortparker.org

Drive Directions:
About an hour & 45 minutes from Killeen: 190 east to 35 north to Waco, exit 331(?) right/East on 340 loop (6) to 6 Actual. Right on 6 go 30miles to Groesbeck. In Groesbeck left on 14 about 3 miles to Park Road 35.


   Fort Parker State Historical Site © by Jim Smith Thanks Jim!


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