Fort ChadbourneWe stumbled upon Fort Chadbourne by accident. We were just out driving around when I noticed the 30 foot cavalry spur that greets you at the front gate. The fort wasn’t open the day we found it so we didn’t get to go inside the buildings but we did drive around the property and I jumped out to take a few pictures of some of the old buildings.
I was able to pick up a pamphlet about the fort and this is what I learned about it. It was established on October 28, 1852 and named in honor of 2nd Lt Theodore Lincoln Chadbourne and Robert E. Lee once passed through it’s gates. Fort Chadbourne was decommissioned and used as a picket post until 1873. Restoration has been underway at the fort since 2001.
Here are some of the photos I took while visiting.