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Fort Davis National Historic Site

Fort Davis, TX
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Ranked #3 of 6 attractions in Fort Davis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, National Parks, Lighthouses
Activities: Hiking
Description: A restored cavalry post that is open to the public.
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Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The combination of climate and view always make Fort Davis a great destination, and the Fort is one of the best preserved I've seen. Check out the hiking trail and the restored hospital at the back of the property. Preservation is always ongoing. Check their website for schedules, because they have great programs, such as living history tours and junior... More

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Fort Davis, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Trails behind fort are fun to run or walk. Junior ranger activities are very fun. Kids loved the involvement. Experience was real... Looking behind rocks for Indians.

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Los Angeles, California
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743 reviews 743 reviews
359 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Visited here with spouse. Doing some remodeling so movie (narrated by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar!) is shown in the gift shop temporarily. Free junior ranger program for kids with badge or patch awarded. Nicely preserved and restored to give you an idea what life was like on a frontier post. Buffalo soldiers were stationed here (hence the narrator) and period furnishings are... More

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is a great site. Many of the buildings have been reconstructed and furnished as they were during the period when the fort was active.

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galveston, tx
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Historic and reverent. Restored and then unchanged over the many years we've been there, which is a comfort.

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Plano, TX
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18 reviews 18 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Friendly staff and a great opportunity to go back in time. Be sure to bring shoes besides your flip flops - lots or dirt and rocks. Fun junior rangers program and they have patches and badges for the kids upon completion.

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bravestrong
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

had no idea how interesting a deserted (1860's - 1891) cavalry fort could be. But the NPS has nicely updated the facilities of this walkable property in a stunning setting. Several facilities (enlisted mens' barracks, hospital, officers' shared quarters, CO's home, commissary) are open and furnished to the period. Bugles and the sound of horses are piped over the property... More

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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This site is located in beautiful country, is very well maintained, and somewhat informative. I generally am very interested in historical attractions yet this one just didn't seem to do it for me. We walked the grounds, viewing the remaining buildings and reading the informational boards. There is a decent amount of walking so I guess I can say I... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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88 attraction reviews
389 helpful votes 389 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This is an excellent example of an Indian Wars military fort, best fort we have seen in all our travels. From the ruins to the restoration, everything is authentic and historically correct. Self guided tour with excellent docents in some of the buildings, see the video first, then get your map and wander around. They play the different military bugle... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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28 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Looking at the Fort from the cliffs above or actually strolling the grounds below, the history here is so thick in the air you can almost reach out and touch it. From the exhibits to the Officer's Quarters to the parade grounds, it's fun to imagine the fort buzzing with uniformed soldiers as they carried on their daily business. If... More

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