Houck, Arizona: Fort Courage, Home of F Troop

F Troop TV-themed souvenir store was built in the shape of a frontier fort. The buildings and fort still stand but are closed, abandoned, and fenced-off.

Fort Courage Trading Post

Address:
N. Frontage Rd, Houck, AZ
Directions:
Exit 348 from I-40. Look for a fort.
Hours:
Closed, still standing. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Fort Courage for sale.

Fort Courage, Home of F Troop

The fort is abandoned, but we walked right in and wandered around. Fort Courage is for sale if you want a quiet place to watch Captain Parmenter on reruns...

[Joe Teeples, 12/05/2019]

Fort Courage.

Fort Courage, Home of F Troop

Closed down, and looks like it's been closed down for a long time.

[joe houten, 07/19/2016]

The Fort closed in 2014, and has rapidly decayed since then.

Fort Courage.

Fort Courage, Home of F Troop

Easily accessed from I-40 in Arizona, Ft. Courage is a worthwhile stop, especially for those of us who remember watching F Troop on TV.

[Matt Gordon, 06/10/2015]
Fort Courage

Fort Courage is now open again. It is a giant gift shop with outrageous prices.

[Jim, 04/13/2010]
F-Troop Ft. Courage - Vague Recollections

Fort Courage was the best place in the '70s. They had all the things you'd expect: Indian head bands, tomahawks, and all the F Troup trinkets. Even had an old Buffalo that used to live right next to the 100 year old hut made of logs and mud (which is still there and is in good shape).

Things have changed so much. The back buildings have become apartments, and there were a couple of wrecked vehicles parked in front of them. Really sad to see it this way. The tower is still there and you can still go up and look around. But for those of us who remember it, it will never be as it was.

[miss the old stuff, 05/27/2009]

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