Fort McKavett State Historic Site

Standing atop a remote windswept hill, the remains of this fort beckon visitors to a site General Sherman once described as the prettiest post in Texas. Fort McKavett housed various infantry and cavalry units, including companies from the 4 regiments of Buffalo Soldiers - African American troops who played an important role in the settlement of West Texas. Today, the 19 surviving historic structures exemplify one of the best and most intact Texas Indian Wars posts. Walk the parade grounds that once echoed with barked commands and bugle calls, while and view spectacular Hill Country vistas.

Contact Info
Address: 7066 FM 864, Fort McKavett, TX 76841. Menard County. Tel: 356-396-2358. Email: ft-mckavett@thc.state.tx.us. Website: www.visitfortmckavett.com. Hrs: Daily 8AM-5PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.  
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue