Fort Griffin State Historic Site

Rolling plains and historic ruins come together to make Fort Griffin a perfect site for stargazing, camping, and a glimpse into Texas's military past. Holding command over the Southern Plains, the fort served as one in a line of western defensive forts. Included among the ruins are a mess hall, barracks, first sergeant’s quarters, bakery, powder magazine and hand-dug well. Fort Griffin is also home to the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd, the breed that helped create the mythical Texas cowboy. For a true taste of the old west, the site offers camping, fishing, hiking and historical reenactments.

Contact Info
Address: 1701 US-283, Albany, TX 76420. Shakelford County. Tel: 325-762-3592. Email: eric.abercrombie@ths.state.tx.us. Website: www.visitfortgriffin.com. Hrs: Daily 8AM-4:30PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnights, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. 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