Special Events at Fort Concho

Buffalo Soldiers

Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day - February 22, 2015

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.
Bob Snead of El Paso will bring back his one-man show, "Held in Trust," the story of Lt. Henry O. Flipper, to Fort Concho during the event. Mr. Snead's program, a one-act show covering the life and times of the first African-American graduate of West Point, portrays an officer who served at several Texas forts including Fort Concho in the late 1870s. The program is free to all. Light refreshments will be available. Members of the Fort Concho Buffalo Soldiers living history program will be present, offering wagon rides after the program.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day is sponsoored by the Fort Concho Foundation.
Fort Concho Barracks 6 (take Henry O. Flipper Street off Oakes Street-parking will be on the right at the end of the block)
For more information, please call Paul Cook, Fort Concho Staff, at (325) 657-4440.

Fort Concho Frontier Day - April 25, 2015

Come and celebrate the region's agricultural and ranching heritage with special displays, exhibits, living history, Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, 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).  7:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Frontier Day Flyer

Armed Forces Day - May 16, 2015

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, 2015

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) 
For more information, contact Fort Concho at (325) 481-2646.

Independence Day at Fort Concho - July 4, 2015

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 25, 2015

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.
Location: Barracks 5-6 Courtyard

National Museum Day - September 26, 2015

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 Archeology Fair - September 26, 2015

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
For more information call (325) 763-7361
2015 Event Flyer

Special Night Tours of Fort Concho - October 26 & 27, 2015

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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