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Fort Sam Houston Army Post

1212 Stanley, Suite 4, San Antonio, TX 78234

(210) 221-0615    Visit Website

Overview

This fort, established in 1845, moved to its present location in 1876. The post is known as the birthplace of military aviation and the site ofthe first flight of a military aircraft in 1910. The post is now known as the home of Army medicine. Also of interest to visitors is The Quadrangle, the oldest building on the base in which the Apache chief Geronimo was held captive here for 40 days in 1886. Today, the Quadrangle is especially appealing to children because of the peacocks, deer and rabbits permitted to roam freely.