It is well worth a stop to check out all the exhibits both inside and out.
Fort Croghan was one of the first four forts established in 1849 to protect settlers from hostile Indians. Ultimately there was a chain of forts from Fort Worth to Uvalde.
These cute dolls made by volunteers were for sale to benefit the museum. Each doll has a name and a story.
There is a lot of information available about the history of the area.
There are also lots of exhibits.
The quilt room had lots of beautiful quilts and hats on display.
A lot of the items on display are from the local area, not necessarily the fort but it was all very interesting.
Once you check everything out inside, head outside to check out the many buildings on display. There are only two of the original fort buildings left but there are lots of historical buildings from the area on display with good information provided about each.
The Blacksmith Shop.....in case you are wondering about the green lighting, there was a green panel in the roof letting light in.
This pavilion includes numerous "vehicles" from the early days.
This is the stagecoach house.
Plaque dedicated to an early settler.
This is one of the two original Fort Croghan buildings. It is the Adjutant's Office and Powder House.
This is the Fry Cabin. It was donated by the Fry family and moved from Council Creek.
This is the Kinchloe Cabin. It was donated by the D.B. Raoch family and moved from near Bertram.
Corn Crib used to store crops.
This is the Altman Cabin. This typical "Dog-trot" cabin was donated by the Brown family and moved from Lake Buchanan.
Check out the unusual large tub. Lots of water to fill it and not sure how they emptied it.
This is a typical country school house.
The Vandeveer Cabin was built by Logan Vandeveer on the east bank of Hamilton Creek in Burnet. It was getting some minor floor repair.
This is the Lookout Building, the second building original to the fort. It was originally located on the top of Post Mountain.
By this time, it was really hot outside and we were cooked. We decided to pay a visit to a local coffee shop called Unshakable Grounds. It was a very friendly place and our drinks were great.
This is the Burnet County Jail with a statue of a longtime sheriff.
Burnet was designated by the Texas Legislature to be the Bluebonnet Capital of Texas. They have a big festival in April but, just so you can see bluebonnets at any time, they have this bluebonnet sculpture at the Visitor's Center.
Lots of other wildflowers in bloom right now along with some of the cacti.