Frontier Texas is a history museum, gift shop and the official visitor center for Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail Region. Now Showing "Blood & Treasure on the Frontier"

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Our hours are: Monday-Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm (last showing at 4:30pm) and Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm (last showing at 4:00)

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This month in Texas history

Date: July 31, 1867

On this day, Lt. Col. Samuel D. Sturgis and four companies of the Sixth Cavalry located the new post on a high plateau overlooking a bend of the Clear Fork of the Brazos River to the northeast. First designated as Camp Wilson, the name was changed to Fort Griffin in February 1868, in honor of General Charles Griffin, the commander of the Department of Texas who had died suddenly in September. 

Explore this exhibit: A Wild Land

13,000 Years of cultures smashed by the forces of this region

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