Middle: Jefferson Spilman-Site Manager,
Right: Wilson White-Site Educator,
Left: Glen Korth-Maintenance Supervisor,
and not pictured is Debbie Korth- Office Manager
Business of the Month:
Fort Lancaster State Historic Site
Fort Lancaster is honored to be recognized by the Ozona Chamber of Commerce as the Business of the Month! We appreciate the support from the local community,” said Jefferson Spilman, Site Manager.
Fort Lancaster is located 30 miles west of Ozona on Texas Highway 290. Built to protect westward travelers, today Fort Lancaster serves as a Texas Historical Commission State Historic Site. “Our fort ruins, Visitor Center, and surrounding landscape offer a tremendous experience. At Fort Lancaster you can see and learn what it must have been like to live on the western frontier,” said Wilson White, Site Educator.
Fort Lancaster State Historic Site spans 82 acres and preserves the ruins of an 1855-1870s military post. The fort played an important role in westward expansion by protecting mail carriers, wagon trains, and settlers traveling the San Antonio-El Paso Road. The site contains the fort ruins, Visitor Center, trails, and interpretive signs. The recently renovated Visitor Center includes a new exhibition featuring artifacts, historical images, map, scale models, firearms, soldier/laundress dress-up station, and a life-sized camel replica. The building also has a conference room, museum store, shade canopy, and restrooms. There are