Fort Griffin State Historic Site is 15 mi. n. on US 283. Built in 1867, Fort Griffin was a major U.S. Army base. The town that grew around the fort became one of the most notorious places on the frontier. Ruins of the fort, including barracks, a mess hall and living quarters, are visible. A herd of Texas longhorn grazes in the 506-acre park. The visitor center houses interactive exhibits. .
Guided tours are available. Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.