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Fort Davis National Historic Site

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Address: P.O. Box 1379, Fort Davis, TX 79734
Phone Number: (432) 426-3224 ext. 220
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: A restored cavalry post that is open to the public.

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Learned a lot

I will be honest, I thought it would be boring. Well with kids and the junior ranger worksheet... it was pretty fun and informing. It kind of forced us to really read the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I will be honest, I thought it would be boring. Well with kids and the junior ranger worksheet... it was pretty fun and informing. It kind of forced us to really read the information on the walls and learn about the site. Overall I really did learn a lot there and as a person of mixed origin, I have learned... More 

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Pecos, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a wonderful historical site with a number of restored buildings, complete with period furnishings and accoutrements. There are displays of medical devices in use in the late 1800s as well as accounts of some of the men and women who lived on this site. This fort was manned by the famed Buffalo Soldiers for part of its history... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Fort Davis has been restored to a greater extent than most similar historical Western US military forts. The number of preserved buildings is probably about two dozen and a number of them have been furnished with period items for addtional educational value. Recommend the good orientation film at the Visitor Center narrated by Kareen Abdul Jabbar which I think is... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Staff does authentic reenactments of the field equipped cavalry, both horsemen and horse (Dudley). Reconstructed officers quarters are furnished with real antique furniture of the period. Enjoyed sitting on the porch swing in the cool breeze on a hot day. Staff and volunteers very knowledgeable and friendly. They had a sixth grade class they were teaching to march in formation.... More 

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Somewhere south of the middle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This was a pleasant site to visit. I wish we had allowed ourselves a bit longer to see it but got a late start. There's a short movie clip you can watch before you walk through the enlisted men's quarters, then you can walk back to the officer's quarters and then even further back to the post hospital. There are... More 

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Canton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I'm a western history buff and this place was THE BEST! Nice intro film and the recreation of the barracks, head honcho's house and medical facilities were great! Very friendly park rangers. The "ghost parade" broadcast over the p.a. was very interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

If your in to frontier military history this is a must. Lots of renovated and original building's . The staff open up the closed one for us and gave us a personal guided tour. Then they FIRED the Civil WAR CANNON. way cool

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Baytown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Enjoyable Historical Site! Learned a lot about the life of a soldier in the 1800s. Friendly ranger staff; Nice gift shop and museum. Met all my expectations. Would like to see a guided tour...

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White Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Beautiful setting, great presentation of the fort. Reenactors were great! Park Ranger "Chelsea" was informative, polite, friendly. It is deceptively large. Lots of walking if you want to see everything. Take water. Film presentation was appropriate length. Spring flowers were blooming which made the day even better.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I've visited a number of cavalry forts in the west (restored or otherwise) and this is the best by far. Great architecture, dramatic mountain setting, good reenactors.

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