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Christmas at Old Fort Croghan a simple time

Take a break from the hustle and bustle the modern holiday season at Christmas at Old Fort Croghan, a celebration of pioneer times. The free event is 5-8 p.m. Saturday, December 14, at Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum, 703 Buchanan Drive (Texas 29) in Burnet. File photo

Escape to an old-fashioned Christmas at Old Fort Croghan from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, December 14, at Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum, 703 Buchanan Drive (Texas 29) in Burnet.

Set among historic buildings, the fort lights up for the holidays the old-fashioned way with luminarias and lanterns along its paths. Volunteers in costume recreate a Christmas from Burnet County's pioneer past.

The free event includes from carolers and musicians.

Re-enactors share stories of what life was like for the area's first pioneers during Christmas, a simple, less hurried time.

Since its inception as a museum, Fort Croghan has maintained its authenticity. Each cabin and outbuilding on the grounds is from the pioneer period of the mid- to late 1800s. Over the years, the Burnet County Heritage Society, which manages the fort, has identified and relocated historic structures to the grounds.

While other museums use replicas, Fort Croghan is the real deal.

For a $5 donation, you can eat a light dinner of homemade soup, cornbread or crackers, a drink of hot-spiced cider, coffee, or bottled water, and cookies during Christmas at Old Fort Croghan.

For more information about the museum, visit its Facebook page.

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