The Village is open March through November, 11 am to 3 pm. You can contact the Fort Inglish Society by calling 903-583-4216.
The Village consists of the Stockade, which has a broom making factory, water well, out house, carriage house, corn shelling and grinding area, as well as clothes washing area. There are three original cabins from the area which are set-up to be a general store, a typical 1830’s log cabin, and the Inez Inglish cabin. Also, in the Village is a blacksmith shop, and a school/church.
Group tour reservations of school groups and bus tours should call Sam Rayburn House Museum 903-583-5558 for reservations.
Bailey Inglish, founder of Bonham, brought the first settlers to claim homesteads on the rich black land of the Red River Valley in the central part of what was to become Fannin county, in March 1837. As the danger of Indian raids began to increase, Bailey Inglish convinced his neighbors to construct a fort and stockade to provide a safe haven for the families of the area. Fort Inglish was used until 1843 when the Indians moved further west. This replica was built in 1976, as a Fannin County Bicentennial project. Three 1830’s log cabins from the Fannin County area were relocated surrounding the stockade. They have been furnished to represent a frontier cabin, a trading post, and a blacksmith shop. A school/church a gift shop are recent additions. A doctor’s buggy and military wagon have been restored and are on display in the stockade area.