302, 314 Spruce St, Mason, TX 76856, USA
Fort MasonWhile Fort Mason, a U.S. Army frontier outpost, was abandoned before the Civil War, it has strong Civil War ties as it was the last U.S. Army command post for Robert E. Lee, who subsequently led the Confederate forces during the War. In Civil War times, the fort was a place of refuge for local settlers who took shelter here during Indian raids. The fort's museum lets visitors walk through a recreation of the quarters that Robert E. Lee would have shared with his fellow officers. The Mason County Museum has a wealth of Civil War era artifacts in its original main building and its extension at the Mason Square Museum nearby.