Texas Brazos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Waco : Fort House

The Fort House was built by wealthy Alabama planter  William Aldridge Fort in the Greek Revival-style. In 1854, Fort packed up his family, four other families, their relatives, and their slaves—500 people in all—and moved to Waco, building the Fort House for his home. Today, the house is used primarily to showcase Victorian furniture and artifacts from Waco's prominent early settlers. During the holiday season, visitors will have a chance to see every room decorated with lights, presents and ornaments. The crisp air and warm festivities are sure to offer a glimpse of holidays past.


  • 503 South 4th Street
  • Waco , Texas
  • 76706


Hours & Fees

  • Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. 

  • Adults: $3, Seniors: $2.50, Students: $2, Military and Ages 7 and under: Free