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Fort Davis National Historic Site

Fort Davis, TX
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Fort Davis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Bay City, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Since we arrived about 4:30PM....& they close at 5PM, we just planned to poke our heads in for a minute. The park rangers were so welcoming and proudly, encouraged us to go through their new museum! It is pretty small, so half an hour was plenty of time for us...I think the admission fee is $3/person. Nice clean restrooms and... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great history as well as beautiful surroundings, in the middle of the Davis Mountains. Drive throughout the area, you will see unbelievable views

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

We went on Labor Day! We very much enjoyed the site. We are not history freaks but really enjoyed the museum and a stroll around the grounds imagining life over 100 years ago. The grounds and buildings are original to the time. Worth the trip for a slice of Texas history!

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longview, tx
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My favorite part was the medical building. Old tools are displayed, along with stories of patients and their treatments. My husband's favorite part was the Gatlin Gun and other artillery. The officer's house and the commissary are interesting, too. There is a museum in the visitors center that has artifacts, history, and a recording of a man speaking in his... More

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Tiki Island, TX
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a great time visiting the fort and learning ore about he Buffalo soldiers as well as its importance in the history of the west.

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Dothan, Alabama
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The visitors center and museum has been greatly improved since my last visit. They now provide a historical movie in the theater. Grounds are very well kept and restoration is on-going. The site it self is beautiful with the Davis Mountains providing a scenic backdrop.

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austin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Interesting historical site to visit. The real thing to show the kids. Still a work in progress, but well worth the visit.

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Kerrville, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I was at Ft Davis when I was young & it was free then & abandoned & did not remember much, but 47 yrs later it has been refurbished. A person can only see designated bldgs due to repairs. It is very interesting an you can take as long as you want going thru the small museum. The list of... More

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Mansfield, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I learned quite a bit from our recent visist to the National Historic Site in Fort Davis, TX. Please, make this and educational experience for yourself and children. If during the summer months, please arrive early as there is quite a bit of walking (level) to see the entire facility. The restoration was great. The personal stories during your tour... More

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Kerrville, Texas
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326 reviews 326 reviews
16 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I liked visiting Fort Davis. It's very well maintained, and a good amount to see. Also took a souvenir coffee mug home.

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