Special Events at Fort Concho
San Angelo History Harvest - January 18, 2014
Do not let your history fade away. You can help preserve San Angelo and West Texas history. Let us digitize your old photographs, documents, letters, diaries, and videos. Bring your history discoveries to the Stephens Central Library community room on Saturday, January 18th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. For more information please contact 325-657-8002.
Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day - February 23, 2014
Join the Fort Concho Buffalo Soldier Living History Unit as we
celebrate the history and heritage of the African-American Soldiers who
served at Fort Concho and other forts across the United States. The
event will have education programs and living history demonstrations.
Fort Concho Frontier Day - April 26, 2014
Come and celebrate the region's agricultural and ranching
heritage with special displays, exhibits, living history, Lions Club Pancake
1800s Base Ball, booths for vendors and children's activities. Plus, all
main fort buildings will be open. There is no charge for this half-day
event beyond the fee for the pancake breakfast ($5.00). 7:30 am - 12:00 Noon
Armed Forces Day - May 17, 2014
Join us for a tribute to our nation's armed forces with displays and
programs. There is no charge to watch the programs; regular admission fees will be in
effect to tour the fort's buildings.
Memorial Day - May 25, 2014
Join us on the eastern end of the Fort Concho Parade Ground near
the Headquarters Building at 9:00 am for a program to honor the men and
women who have given their lives to defend our nation. The program is
co-sponsored by Fort Concho and the local chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution. The event is free to the public. After the
event ends, the fort will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for the rest of
the holiday. (Regular Admission Charges)
Independence Day at Fort Concho - July 4, 2014
Following an old army tradition, Fort Concho will fire artillery salutes
on our nation's birthday. The artillery salutes (10:00 am - 3:00 pm-usually on
the hour) will take place on the fort's Parade Ground near the Visitor Center at Barracks 1. There is no charge for the demonstrations, but regular site admissions will be in effect.
National Cowboy Day at Fort Concho - July 26, 2014
Enjoy a hearty breakfast and some entertainment by Dorothy Douthit
and Fiddle Fire with the Concho Cowboy Company on Saturday, July 26. Fort Concho will
mark National Cowboy Day with breakfast from 8 am to 9 am, followed by the entertainment,
all in the Barracks 5-6 Courtyard off Henry O. Flipper Street. Breakfast will be $8 for
fort members (watch for the postcard notice); $9 in advance; and $10 at the gate—if available.
Tickets will also be on sale at our Barracks 1 Visitor Center and at Dorothy Douthit’s wagon at the Farmer’s Market on Saturdays.
National Museum Day - September 27, 2014
Fort Concho National Historic Landmark will mark National Museum Day with free admission. In addition to Fort Concho, The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, the San Angelo Nature Center, and the Railway Museum of San Angelo will celebrate National Museum Day. The celebration is sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine.
Concho Valley Archaeology Fair - September 27, 2014
Dozens of booths and activity areas will bring alive our
region's past at this annual event. Come spend a free day at Fort
Concho viewing exhibits and demonstrations that include Archeology
programs, Native American Life and Culture, Fort Period Military Life,
Early Settlers, Travel and Daily Life, and a variety of hands-on
activities. 10 AM - 3 PM
Special Night Tours of Fort Concho - October 27 & 28, 2014
Experience history in a new light as Fort Concho offers special night tours
of the site. These tours will show the fort and some interiors in the evening
darkness. Guides will share a few stories about the post and note some of the soldiers
and civilians who have died at Fort Concho. For more information, please call Cory Robinson, Fort Concho Staff, at (325) 657-4444.
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