Fort Concho traces the American military experience from the end of the Civil War to the turn of the 20th century through various exhibits, displays, and artifacts. Comprised of 23 original and restored structures, the site’s tour buildings are presented with a mixture of original and replica furnishings, equipment and artillery. Six fort structures represent various building interiors from the 1870s and 1880s, while a modern Living History Stable houses wagons and space for equines. Remaining buildings serve as housing for staff offices, rental space, and storage.
The site additionally offers a series of rotating exhibits that concern a wide range of themes and subjects.
The E.H. Danner Museum of Telephony
The E.H. Danner Museum of Telephony pays tribute to the world of telephone communication. Housed in one of the site’s Officers’ Quarters, the collection of antique instruments, equipment, and devices chronicles the evolution of communication and highlights some of the industry’s local leading figures. From a Kellogg single-position manual magneto switchboard to Alexander Graham Bell's "Gallows Frame Phone,” the museum of telephony has a diverse range of artifacts. Originally housed at the old headquarters of GTE Central in San Angelo, the collection was relocated to Fort Concho in November of 1990.
To Do Good or To Do No Harm
To Do Good or To Do No Harm is an assemblage of the late 19th and early 20th century medical objects from the Fort Concho Collections Department. They represent the transitional period into our modern age of medicine.
During that era, medical practice underwent fundamental changes. Medical technology developed when physicians used instruments not only for treatment, but to prevent, uncover, and cure disease. Technology became an integral part
What’s Old is New
This special collections exhibit highlights new acquisitions to the Fort Concho Collections Department. Each of these diverse objects fits within a certain educational need and are essential to the mission of our museum. As additional donations are received, new objects are transitioned into this exhibit.