Night Tours showcase Fort Concho’s Spooky Side
Come experience Fort Concho “in a different light” with the popular Halloween-week Night Tours on Monday and Tuesday from approximately 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. each evening.These special tours will show the National Historic Landmark and some of its interiors in the evening darkness. Guides will share stories about the post and note some of the soldiers who died while serving at Fort Concho.
Tours will be self-guided on Monday at a charge of $5 for adults and $3 for seniors, active military and students ages 6-17. On Tuesday, the tours will have a guide who will walk guests throughout the site with stops at various buildings. Tuesday's fee will be $8 for adults and $6 for seniors, active military and students.
Guests may drop by at any time between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. for Monday’s self-guided tours. For Tuesday’s guided tours, guests must pre-purchase tickets; spaces are limited. Call 325-657-4444 to make reservations.
The tour will include Officers Quarters 1, where Edith Grierson, the 12-year-old daughter of the post’s commander, died in 1878. Her apparition is rumored to wander the home. The City’s Public Information Office recently had some fun with that legend in a video that has garnered more than 4,500 views in three days at
The West Texas Paranormal Research group will again be on hand during the night tours to show visitors some of its findings and explain paranormal investigating techniques. Visitors are encouraged to bring their digital devices and search for paranormal evidence.
Refreshments and orientation will start at 8 p.m. at the Barracks 1 Visitor Center, 630 S. Oakes St., both evenings.
Funds raised from both nights will support the fort's living history and related educational programs.