Fort Brown (originally Fort Texas) was a military post of the United States Army in Cameron County, Texas during the later half of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century. Established in 1846, it was the first United States Army military outpost of the recently annexed state. Confederate Army troops stationed there saw action during the American Civil War. In the early 20th century, it was garrisoned in relation to military activity over border conflicts with Mexico. Surviving elements of the fort were designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1960.Use our Brownsville road trip site to add Fort Brown and other attractions to your Brownsville vacation plans.
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Well preserved historical buildings on beautiful grounds. A few more sitting benches would be appreciated. Where to go isn’t marked. We accidentally found the buildings. Happy we went, found the..... more
Well preserved historical buildings on beautiful grounds. A few more sitting benches would be appreciated. Where to go isn’t marked. We accidentally found the buildings. Happy we went, found the..... more »
We had a wonderful time at Fort Brown Condo Shares. I was a little nervous about our trip due to some of the reviews, but we were pleasantly surprised with our room and the service. The room did smell a little musty, which I assume is due to the humid climate, but it was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed having 2 TVs, so that my husband and I didn’t have to watch cartoons with the kids the whole time. We also put the kitchen to good use and we were able to make a lot of our own meals. The pool was well maintained and the view of the lake from our room was beautiful. The area was quiet and yet close to stores/restaurants/gas stations. They delivered fresh towels, toilet paper, paper towels, to our room each day as needed. They did explain that they wouldn’t enter our room if we weren’t there, and that if we missed them we could get fresh supplies from the office instead. We were there for a family vacation and enjoyed driving to Port Isabel and South Padre Island each day. It does take about 45 minutes to get to the beach, which was fine for us, since we weren’t on a schedule and the drive was beautiful. Thank you for a great week!
Room was clean but needs updating. Bathroom mostly. They kept the grounds and pool area well kept. Rosie at the office was very helpful and pleasant. Quiet nights were awesome. Internet could use an upgrade as well. Could only contact if sitting near our door and connected better if outside.
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