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Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site

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Address: 228 State Park Road 61, Jacksboro, TX 76458
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+1 940-567-3506
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Totally relaxing.

We stopped on our way to another destination and liked it so much we stayed four nights. The fort was interesting. The best part was the park. It was quiet with a couple small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kansas
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped on our way to another destination and liked it so much we stayed four nights. The fort was interesting. The best part was the park. It was quiet with a couple small streams that had some rocky parts that water cascaded over making that wonderful sound. The trees were nice and the park quiet even when every camping... More 

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Euless, Texas, Usa
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44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit of 2017. In January we were here for the First Day Hike. We had two guides and they were fabulous. The hike covered about 3/4 mile and we learned a lot about the history of the area. One of the rangers mentioned some of their annual activities. Re-enactment day was one he mentioned so I've... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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137 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On my drive from Frisco to Lubbock, Tx I visited Fort Richardson State Park near Jonesboro, Tx. Located 60 miles (1 hr 12 mins) northwest of Fort Worth, Tx. This well preserved & maintained historical site is worth a visit. Ft Richardson interpretive center has a informative display of events during this time period. A self guided walking tour of... More 

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Trophy Club, Texas
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60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Fort Richardson has many great elements to make it a State Park worth visiting. If you are into history, Fort Richardson has lots of great stories in it. We arrived in time to enjoy the afternoon ranger guided tour which took you into most of the buildings on the property. The officers quarters and the hospital were well done and... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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159 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

There are about 10 historical buildings on this site, almost all of them original (a couple are reconstructions). This fort was active from 1867-1878, and served as a frontier defense from native american tribes and Mexican advances. The fort buildings are open to the public from 10a-4p, Mon-Sat (free admission!). The largest of the buildings is the old hospital, which... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Just a short drive from Fort Worth is Jacksboro. Fort Richardson is snuggled in an area that looks more industrial but old country but we had a great time exploring and learning.

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Arlington, Texas
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Ft. Richardson is a great place to camp in a RV this time of year. Not many tent campers at this park (although could simply be the season). We rented a RV and this was our first time using it. It was a great place for a "trial run". The park ranger who checked us in was great. She took... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Fort Richardson is worth the time and effort to stop and see Army life as it was in 1867. Our guide was well versed in Northern Texas History and was quick to answer our numerous questions. Among the buildings to view is an Army hospital, commanders quarters and a morgue to name a few.

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Bonham, United States
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I enjoy camping in Texas State Parks, and this park is a gem. Very clean, with a variety of campsites available. Hiking trails and a nice playground area. This park has the added benefit of the historic Fort Richardson buildings to explore. Fun and educational for all ages.

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Thank Cynthia G
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Love the history, stayed in site #3 with our RV, view of power generating windmills was surreal next to Civil War buildings. Park rangers were kind and knowledgeable. Dogs enjoyed it.

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