Videos: Cannons Are Firing at Fort Concho Celebrating Independence Day
SAN ANGELO, TX -- Fort Concho is celebrating an old Independence Day Army tradition, firing hourly artillery salutes from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Parade Ground to mark the nation’s 242nd birthday today. There will be no charge to watch the artillery or to enter the fort’s Visitor Center at Barracks 1.
Regular site charges will be in effect for the rest of the fort’s 10 tour buildings, which will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the holiday. Admission rates are $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and military, $1.50 for children ages 7- 17, and free for kids 6 and younger. Because Fort Concho participates in the Blue Star Program, all active-duty military are admitted at no charge from Memorial Day to Labor Day, as are military veterans and their families.
The American Plains Art Show will be open for the holiday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Quartermaster Galleries. The show is free. For more info about the fort’s holiday schedule and events, call 325-657-4444 or visit fortconcho.com.
Admission will be charged July 4 at Spring Creek and Middle Concho parks at Lake Nasworthy. Day passes cost $3 per vehicle for City residents and $6 for non-residents. Camping passes cost $6 per campsite for City residents, $12 for non-residents. Glass containers, which pose a public safety hazard, are prohibited at the lake parks, as well as all city parks. Citizens visiting the lake are encouraged to alert the San Angelo Police Department if they witness any instances of vandalism, reckless behavior or other unlawful acts in an effort to keep Lake Nasworthy safe, enjoyable and attractive.