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Fredericksburg’s Frontier Fort Saddles Up April 29

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Discover what life was like in 1850 on the Texas frontier at Fort Martin Scott in Fredericksburg. Friday, April 28 is school day, with hundreds of students expected, and Saturday, April 29 is Celebrate Texas at the Fort. There is no admission charge thanks to sponsors Crenwelge Motors and Texas Jack’s.  The presentations begin at 10 a.m. and free parking is available at the Texas Ranger Heritage Center adjacent to the Fort.

Cannon Firing!

Fort Martin Scott Cannon


Cannons will be fired right after the flag raising ceremony at 10 a.m.

Find out what it was like to be in the U S Army in 1850.

Re-enactors at Fort Martin Scott


Re-enactors will demonstrate uniforms, weapons, and accoutrements throughout the day.

Flag Raising Ceremony

Fort Martin Scott Flag Raising Ceremony


The program will start with a flag raising ceremony at 10 a.m.  You will also see the suttler’s store, where soldiers purchased personal items, rope-making, and blacksmithing (with hands-on activity for kids!). Commanche and Apache tribe members will present their story about life in the 1850s.

Camping, 1860 Style

Fort Camp Kitchen
Photo: Robert C Deming

Come see what a camp kitchen was like on the frontier. See a butter churn in use, see how biscuits were made before they came in cans from the grocery store.

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