Albany: Fort Griffin State Historic Site

Established in 1867, during the Indian Wars, Fort Griffin served as a base for Buffalo Soldiers from the 9th and 10th U.S. Cavalry and the 24th U.S. Infantry at various times. These soldiers used the fort as a resting point from which they could patrol the surrounding areas and pursue raiders. Today, Fort Griffin State Historic Site features remains of the fort, plus campgrounds, nature trails and Texas longhorn cattle. Several events take place at Fort Griffin, including the annual Living History Days in October that includes Buffalo Soldier reenactors. 

Fort Griffin State Historic Site
  • Hours:  Daily, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults (ages 19 and older): $4, Students (ages 6-18): $3
  • 1701 N. US Hwy 283, Albany, TX
  • 325-762-3592 
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  • National Register of Historic Places, a Texas Historical Commission property