Fort Inglish Village
A promotional DVD for Fort Inglish Village is available
to the public upon request. The DVD takes the viewer on a ten-minute
overview of what a visitor will see and experience during a guided tour of the
Village as well as pictures of other historical and scenic sites visitors can
visit while in Bonham. Bonham is less than an hour drive north of the Metroplex.
There is no charge for the DVD due to a donation by a Fort
Inglish Society member. Bill Bennett Video Productions produced the DVD at no
charge as well. The DVD is dedicated to the memory of Juanita Spencer who
inspired producing it.
Orders may be made with the Fort Inglish
Society, P.O. Box 395, Bonham, TX, 75418, or call Mildred Welch at 903-640-2228.
Group tour reservations of six or more may be made by calling the Sam Rayburn
House Museum at 903-583-5558.
The Village is open April through September, Tuesday through
Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. You can contact the Fort
Inglish Society by calling 903-583-3943.
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
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.
Groups may see various pioneer activities being demonstrated including:
lye soap making, broom making, candle making and various outdoor skills.
Students may also participate in pioneer activities such as: shelling and
grinding corn, frontier games, drawing water and washing clothes.
April 1st-September 1st
Tuesday – Saturday
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
& 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Located on Hwy 56,
East of the
and Hwy 56 and west of the Sam Rayburn Library.
is free, donations
Group Tours must have advanced reservations
Individuals will enjoy a self-guided tour
of the village.
Phone: (903) 583-3943
Group Tours: (903) 583-5558
Box 395*Bonham, Texas 75418