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Q: Where are the Fort Croghan Museum and Grounds located?

The Fort Croghan Museum is located at 703 Buchanan Drive, Burnet Texas.  This is the same as State Highway 29, west of town.  The Fort grounds are behind the museum and are available for  self-guided tours or guided group tours by appointment.

Q: When is the Museum open?

The Musuem is open during the one-week Spring Break in March,  and then from mid-April through mid-October; Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10 am - 5 pm.

GROUP TOURS - Group tours can be scheduled year around. Call in advance to make your reservation. Children's groups are requested to have a minimum of one adult to every eight children. Admission is free - Donations are graciously accepted.

Q: Is there an admission fee for the museum or grounds?

There are no admission fees for either the museum or the grounds; however, donations are gratefully accepted.

Q: What can I expect to find in the museum?

The museum houses artifacts of all types, sizes, and condition from Burnet's past. Most have been donated from families of pioneers. It's truly amazing what one can find there – from photographs, arrowheads, furniture, clothing, spinning wheel, telephone switchboard, barbed wire, and much, much more. But what most people don't know is that there is a research room. There, you can see and peruse:

  • Original Burnet County Probate Records in the original storage cabinet

  • Old Court Docket Books

  • Some Civil Records

  • Some Books On Historical Subjects; collection of Civilian Conservation photos and records

  • Pioneer Family Histories; many old photos, carefully framed and labeled

To use the research room, please call for an appointment, so that a volunteer can be there to assist.

Q: What can I expect to see on the fort grounds?

On the grounds are a blacksmith shop, old powder house, and various log cabins that once belonged to Burnet's pioneers -- Altman, Kincheloe and Vandeveer. 

Q: What is Fort Croghan Day?

Every year on the 2nd Saturday in October, the Heritage Society hosts “Fort Croghan Day” which brings to the fort volunteers who reinact what life was like in the late 1800s. They dress in period costumes, prepare food, do the laundry, teach school, perform music, demonstrate needlework or rope making and so forth. Sometimes the cavalry can be seen on the parade grounds, sometimes there's even a “gunfight.” Children can try their hands at tin punch, doll making, churning butter or go off to play on stilts, pitching washers, or jump rope. It's a wonderful day for all ages.