Special Events at Fort Concho
Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day - February 24, 2013
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.
Guest Speaker will be Captain Lakeshia Logan of the 344th Military
Intelligence Battalion of the U. S. Army, stationed at Goodfellow AFB.
Texas Mesquite Arts Festival - Cancelled
The event has been cancelled for 2013 and we regret to report that it will not return to our site in the future.
Fort Concho Frontier Day - April 27, 2013
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). 6:30 am - 12:00 Noon
Armed Forces Day - May 18, 2013
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 27, 2013
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, 2013
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 27, 2013
Enjoy a hearty breakfast and some entertainment by Dorothy Douthit
and Fiddle Fire with the Concho Cowboy Company on Saturday, July 27. 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 28, 2013
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 28, 2013
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 28th & 29th, 2013
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. The tours on the 28th will be self-guided and prices are $5.00/Adults and $3.00/Senior-Military-Students. We will have guided tours on the 29th and ticket prices are $8.00/Adults and $6.00/Senior-Military-Students. We will only sale a limited number of tickets for the guided tours on the 29th. Tickets are now on sale at the Fort Concho Visitor Center. Tours start at 8:00 pm on both dates. For more information, please call Cory Robinson, Fort Concho Staff, at (325) 657-4444.
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