During the late 1800s, settlers streamed west with hopes of new opportunities.
Frontier soldiers built forts linking wild country and settled lands, while Native Americans defended their prairies as their traditional buffalo hunting grounds. An epic and sometimes violent struggle ensued across the rolling plains of today's Texas Forts Trail Region.
Experience the vastness and wonder of the Lone Star State with the Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Heritage Travel Guide. Encompassing all 10 Texas Heritage Trail Regions, this statewide guide highlights historic destinations that tell the real stories of Texas. From beautifully restored courthouses to historic frontier forts, use this guide as a starting point for your next adventure and immerse yourself in the captivating story of Texas.