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Special Collections & University Archives: Fort Brown Walking Tour

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Current Exhibits

2nd Floor Wall Gallery:

War and Piece of the Rio Grande

3rd Floor Wall Gallery:

Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives

3rd Floor Gallery Cases:


Library Lobby:

Gabrielle Casas Art Exhibit

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Welcome to the site of historic Fort Brown located in Brownsville, Texas; considered to be one of the most historic cities in Texas.



Some of the prominent surviving buildings you will see on your tour of Fort Brown which include the post hospital (Gorgas Hall), the unmarried officers/jailers quarters, the medical laboratory (Champion Hall), the morgue and linen storage, and the guardhouse/commissary.


Discover the rich history that Fort Brown has to offer. Take a self-guided walking tour by downloading the brochure here.

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