Fort Lancaster guided tour


October is Archaeology Month and Fort Lancaster in Sheffield is hosting a special archeology themed guided tour of the historic fort ruins. 

The tour begins at the Visitor’s Center this Saturday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. 

“The special guided tour will allow visitors to imagine what it must have been like to live and work at Fort Lancaster during the mid-1800s” said Jefferson Spilman, Fort Lancaster Site Manager in a press release. 

The guided tour will lead visitors around the ruins of Fort Lancaster and highlight the archaeology of the Fort.

Visitors are asked to arrive a few minutes early.

Following the tour, visitors may view a special display of artifacts found at Fort Lancaster and a hands-on history display with reproduction weapons, uniforms and soldier equipment. 

Fort Lancaster State Historic Site (a Texas Historical Commission property), in western Crockett County, spans 82 acres and preserves the remnants of a fort built in the 1850s to protect the road between San Antonio and El Paso.

The site contains the Fort ruins, interpretive trail and a remodeled Visitors Center.

The Visitors Center includes a new exhibit, artifacts, images, scale models, soldier and laundress dress up station, a life-sized camel replica and a Museum Store.

Admission is $4 for adults, $3 per child, Family rates available. For more information, call 432-836-4391 or visit