Frontier Colonial
2019 Fort Yearly Shoot Defend Old Fort Parker May 17 -19 2019

National Garden Clubs, Inc. Environmental School July  2019

Spring Trail Ride April 4-7, 2019
    Fall Trail Ride  Sept 19-22, 2019  
     Thanksgiving Trail Ride November 28-Dec 1, 2019 

Christmas at the Fort Children Days Dec  12-13,  2019 

    Christmas at the Fort December 14-15, 2019


On May 19th 1836, a band of Indians came to Parker's Fort asking for beef, water and a place to camp. When greeted by the Parkers the Indians attacked, taking five captives! The most famous these was 9 year old Cynthia Ann Parker.  She was adopted by a Comanche family, grew up to marry Chief Peta Nocona and later gave birth to the last great Warrior Chief of the Comanches, Quanah Parker.

Read more of this unique part of Texas history on the next page, then come visit us and step back in time to recapture the atmosphere of that fateful spring morning in 1836 as you explore the cabins and climb the blockhouses of Old Fort Parker.
 
Located 100 miles south of Dallas and 150 miles north of Houston, t
ake Highway 14 between Groesbeck and Mexia, turn West on Park Road 35 (just South of Fort Parker State Park) and drive one mile.

Open Wed thru Sun 9am-5pm
Adults 12 and over - $2
Child 6-11 - $1
Under 5 yrs. - free  
Park Passes do not apply, admissions are used to keep this valuable part of Texas history alive

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