Director John Ford
Year 1956
Starring John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, Natalie Wood
Run Time 119min
More Info IMDb

Old Fort Parker - Inspired by the true story of a young girl’s kidnapping during a Comanche raid on Fort Parker in 1836, director John Ford’s iconic tale of mercenary obsession has been called “the most influential film in American history”. John Wayne stars as anti-hero Ethan Edwards, a man consumed by longing, hatred and a destructive quest for vengeance. 

Old Fort Parker offers a range of overnight accommodations and camping facilities.  Rent the historic main house, which sleeps 8, for $150.  There are also a limited number of bungalows available at $35, RV parking for $15 and a $5 fee to pitch your tent on site.  Showers and rest facilities are available.  Contact Sarah McReynolds at (254) 747-3091 to make reservations.

Feel free to bring your own cooler or purchase light refreshments on site from the Fort Parker staff.

Official Fort Parker Website

Please note:

  • Admission is free and first come, first serve
  • Facebook RSVP does not guarantee admission
  • Bring your own seating and arrive early for good spot!
  • All screenings are 35mm and will be preceded by a reel of vintage themed 35mm trailers
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