22Between San Angelo and Abilene, about 12 miles north of Bronte, lies a remarkable fort with the only fully restored Butterfield Stage Stop in Texas.

 

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“Fort Chadbourne! A beautifully restored fort with an informative visitor center and a friendly staff.  This fort is located on private property, but the owners want the public to visit and enjoy the Fort. A true Texas treasure.”
—Patti Pool, San Angelo

Fort Chadbourne offers a striking mix of preserved ruins and restored buildings, including officer’s quarters with graffiti dating to the 1870s, enlisted men’s barracks, double officer’s quarters, and a cellar/dugout. People can even see what life looked like on the West Texas frontier during Fort Chadbourne Days, a living-history reenactment the first Saturday in May.

For more information, contact Fort Chadbourne, 325/743-2555.

From the April 2014 issue
The March 2024 cover of Texas Highways Magazine

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