Historic US Military Fort / Living History Events /Multi-Cultural Heritage
1606 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

The first U.S. military post established on the western frontier of Texas. 

Fort Martin Scott is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a State Antiquities Landmark.

Visitors are free to wander about the grounds and reflect upon the importance that this old fort played in the development of the great State of Texas. Once teeming with the activities of soldiers, civilians and teamsters, today it is brought back to life during many of the regularly scheduled living history reenactments and events held at the fort.


Fort buildings and the visitor center are open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  On Tuesday - Thursday visitors can wander about the grounds, but Fort buildings and visitor center are closed. 
Self guided tour with interpretive signage around the Fort's quadrangle during daylight hours.


SPRINGFort Martin Scott Days
FALL:      Evening at Old Fort Martin Scott

Each spring and fall, Fort Martin Scott offers Living History events where the 1850s Texas frontier comes to life.  Enjoy two days of continuous living history featuring military, frontier lawmen, Native Americans and civilians interpreting the fort and early Fredericksburg, with special events for children.  Bugle calls, soldier drills, campfire stories, old weaponry and pioneer cooking and crafts take visitors back in time. A fun event for all ages!  

Admission by donation.

Please check our calendar of events listed on our Current Events Page for times and details.






Free Admission (Donations gladly accepted!)
Monday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday - Wednesday: Closed
Thursday - Sunday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm