Welcome to Bridgeport, a city where the past is cherished, the present celebrated, and the future eagerly anticipated. Located some 45 miles northwest of Fort Worth, the city has much to offer the tourist. Recently designated the “Stagecoach Capital of Texas,” Bridgeport is deeply rooted in its rich heritage. Much of the history of Bridgeport is closely tied to its place on the Butterfield Trail as well as the discovery of coal in the area by the late 1800’s. Both of these influences on the development of Bridgeport are celebrated each year with festivals – the Butterfield Stage Days Festival the second weekend in May and the Coal Miners’ Heritage Festival the first weekend in October.
Be sure to stop in our newly remodeled Visitor Center, located at 812A Halsell Street. The building which now houses the Visitor Center as well as the Chamber of Commerce offices was built in the 1930’s as a Works Progress Administration project. The lower level of the building now serves as home to the Bridgeport Heritage Museum, a must-see stop on your visit to Bridgeport. Recognized as a Main Street City in 2006, the downtown area is three full blocks of small-town Texas, complete with unique gift shops, enticing boutiques and delicious dining.
For more information on what the city has to offer, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 940-683-2076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.