Brackettville: Fort Clark

In 1852, one of the state’s most historic military posts, Fort Clark, was established. Black Seminole Indians served here in the 1870s and 1880s. During both world wars, infantry and horse cavalry troops trained at Fort Clark, where German prisoners of war were also held during World War II. General George S. Patton served as regimental commander for a time. The Old Fort Clark Guardhouse Museum recalls life on one of the Army’s last horse cavalry posts. 

Old Guardhouse Museum at Fort Clark

  • Hours: Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
  • Admission: None
  • U.S. Hwy 90 and Fort Clark Road, Brackettville, TX
  • 830-563-2493
  • Visit Website  
  • National Register of Historic Places