The City of Fredericksburg will be celebrating the renovations, new utilities and upcoming events at Fort Martin Scott, located at 1603 E. Main Street, on Thursday, November 10th, with a Ribbon Cutting at 4:30. The following day, Frontier Days begins. This is two days of continuous living history featuring the Military, Native Americans and civilians representing the fort’s active time period.
Nestled along Baron’s Creek at the eastern edge of Fredericksburg next to the Texas Rangers Heritage Center, Fort Martin Scott was the first U.S. military post to be established on the western frontier of Texas. Today it is an historical treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Visitors to this National Historic Site are free to wander about the grounds and reflect upon the importance that this old fort played in the development of the great State of Texas. Once teeming with the activities of soldiers, civilians and teamsters, today it is brought back to life during many of the regularly scheduled living history reenactments and events held at the fort.
Over the course of the last three years numerous renovations and upgrades have been made to Fort Martin Scott. Recently the new utility project was completed to bring water, sewer and electric to various buildings on the property. The new restrooms are now in full working order too.
September 26, 2016 -
On October 1, 2016, the new recreational rates will go into effect. Here is a list of the new rates.
September 5, 2016 -
Both swimming pools are now closed for the summer.
July 19, 2016
- The City is not taking new reservations for the remainder of 2016 and the Spring of 2017 for Marketplatz due to ongoing improvements and renovations. As the work proceeds some dates may be made available. If you would like to be put on a waiting list please email the Parks & Recreation Dept.