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Fort Davis National Historic Site

101 Lt Henry Flipper Dr, Fort Davis, TX 79734
+1 432-426-3224 ext. 220
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Trapped in the 19th century in a nice way

Most of the shells of the fort buildings were preserved. A few buildings were also restored on the... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Texas_Travel_1
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Dallas, Texas
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The Fort dates from the 1850s and represents a valuable piece of American history. Well preserved... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
AnnaWD5
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Texas
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A restored cavalry post that is open to the public.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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101 Lt Henry Flipper Dr, Fort Davis, TX 79734
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Most of the shells of the fort buildings were preserved. A few buildings were also restored on the inside. Keep in mind there are about three different forts on the grounds. The Park Service does a good attempt to outline the structure of the former/older...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Fort dates from the 1850s and represents a valuable piece of American history. Well preserved buildings and grounds give a great insight into fort life for soldiers and fort families. The park offers a nice museum and explains the fort's role in securing safe...More

Thank AnnaWD5
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We spent a couple of afternoons at FDNHS. Their museum and exhibits are very well done and our young children enjoyed learning about the fort. There is a lot of walking involved but they do have golf carts for those who are mobility challenged. We...More

Thank saratate79
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Very good preservation of the old fort. The self guided tour allows you to visit several of the restored and un restored buildings. Park staff is very helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank TexasPuma
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We spent a few hours here touring the site and hiking a few trails. You are able to go through most of the buildings and get a glimpse into how difficult life was a century ago. You learn that it took 6 weeks to deliver...More

Thank TexanTraveler77388
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We have visited several historical forts. This is one of the best kept and restored. It was so much fun to see how the soldiers and and their families lived. It was a hard life yet it was a close knit group as evidenced by...More

Thank Juliana M
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This is a huge fort out in the old west. It was a fort built to protect travelers from San Antonio to El Paso. It a has ruins from the old fort and a lot of restored and recreated buildings. Good place to stretch your...More

Thank Funyfyrman
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We visited Fort Davis as a stop on the way to McDonald Observatory. Thought we'd spend less than an hour there and ended up spending almost 2 hours on site! We happened to arrive as they began showing a short (15 min) film on the...More

Thank KrisT512
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Self-guided tour with park rangers available to answer questions. A place where you can spend as much time as you want. Learned a lot of history.

Thank gypsyflyfisher
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We visited this wonderful old fort last year and it was well worth the time. We walked it all and it was quite a walk. We looked into all the available buildings and they were quite well done. The property alone is super. Don't miss...More

Thank WimHillGirl
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