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Fort Davis National Historic Site

Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Second time around and still plenty to see

My second visit to the Fort. This time with a large group of friends. We happily spent a good... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
best example of historical forts of the 1850 - 1890 era

The fort is not on the way to anywhere - you have to detour off I-10 or I-20 but if you are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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A restored cavalry post that is open to the public.
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101 Lt Henry Flipper Dr, Fort Davis, TX 79734
+1 432-426-3224 ext. 220
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My second visit to the Fort. This time with a large group of friends. We happily spent a good couple of hours looking around the various buildings and exhibits. It was not too busy and so easy to talk to the Rangers and Guides. The...More

Thank NearRadwell
Reviewed 5 days ago

The fort is not on the way to anywhere - you have to detour off I-10 or I-20 but if you are interested in that era history, it is well worth it. 6 - 10 buildings have been restored and the remains of others are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed walking around this historic site, there was piped music and a bit of narrative and you could almost see the soldiers standing in line on the parade ground. If you are into Cowboy western films then this one is for you.

Thank LoBommer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice display inside the visitor center, We enjoyed learning what the fort was all about. Most of the original fort is gone, but now reproduced for all to see. I think it was worth it.

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being military, we have been stationed in some interesting places. People assigned to Fort Davis were much stronger and sturdier people than I! Makes one feel very small in this big old world.

Thank 828kathleenv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This fort is one of several on what is known as the Fort Trail where a number of forts were established to protect travelers and provide assistance on the San Antonio to the El Paso southern pass to the far west. Two locations within the...More

Thank Harford3
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Excellent museum. Well restored and maintained buildings and structures. This place is a must see if you have in this part of the state.

Thank Jeffrey R
Reviewed October 31, 2018

I'm a history buff and this place is loaded with interesting history plus is the best preserved old Western frontier fort I've seen. The setting is beautiful with the Davis Mountains as a backdrop. The on-site museum is excellent. If you want to see what...More

Thank BnCrXplorerz
Reviewed October 26, 2018

This historical site is actually the second location for Fort Davis, as the first was deeper into the canyon. There is a nice 14 minute video that presents the basics going back to before the Civil War. Then the buildings, furniture & artifacts are laid...More

Thank mebramson
Reviewed October 22, 2018

This is a great place to spend some time exploring what it was like to serve in the military on the frontier. There is a great walk through display in the visitors center. There are several restored buildings to tour (self-guided) to include enlisted barracks,...More

Thank Steve D
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