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Fort Concho offering walking tours during Spring Break

The walking tours will cover an introduction to the site and up to seven of the site's display and exhibit buildings.
Credit: Fort Concho

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The Fort Concho National Historic Landmark will host special walking tours from Mar.15-21.

According to a City of San Angelo press release, the tours will cover both an introduction to the site at the Barracks 1 Visitor Center and up to seven of the site's display and exhibit building.

The tours will start at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and will take approximately 90 minutes. There will only be one tour at 2 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 21.

There is no additional charge for the walking tours, however, donations are welcome at th Barracks 1 Visitor Center, where tours will begin.

“We have not offered regular walking tours since last spring due to COVID regulations but better current conditions plus the nature of the tours taking place outside in open spaces convinced our staff that this was a timely service to offer our guests,” Fort Concho site manager, Bob Bluthardt, said.

Tours will cover exhibits, furnishings, period displays and stories of the Soldiers Barracks, Mess Hall 5, headquarters, hospital, chapel, the artillery and wagon displays in Barracks 2 and life of the commissioned officer in Officers' Quarter 3, the release said.

Additionally, the Fort Concho Artillery Program will have living history volunteers firing an hourly salute from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 20.

The Danner Telephone Museum at Officers’ Quarters 4, the mules and displays at the Living History Stables and the Visitor Center and displays at Barracks 1 will remain open for everyone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday for self-guided tours.

For additional information, contact Fort Concho at 325-481-2646.