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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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Dothan, Alabama
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
48 helpful votes 48 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
112 helpful votes 112 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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Fort Davis, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Fort Davis is one of America's best surviving examples of an Indian Wars' frontier military post in the Southwest. Fort Davis's primary role of safeguarding the west Texas frontier against the Comanches and Apaches continued until 1881. In June 1891, as a result of the army's efforts to consolidate its frontier garrisons, Fort Davis was ordered abandoned, having "outlived its... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is living history at its best.... there is allot to see... weather was great for the walk around the old ruins and renovations.....

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Plano, Texas, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I went here quite a bit when I was a child, and had not been back in about 30 years. They have added to the charm of the fort, really letting you feel like it must have been back then.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What a great treasure in American history. Unfortunately, the US over time has not maintained these types of structures for future generations. More recently, they have attempted to salvage some of the buildings, and put new roofs on most of the buildings. There is a lot of work to be done to bring them back to a level to add... More

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Walden, Tenn
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188 reviews 188 reviews
68 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Fort Davis has an interesting history, although the troops there saw relatively little action. What makes this place worth seeing is the way it has been restored and preserved. The new visitor center exhibits are an improvement and don't miss hiking the trails that overlook the fort. There was no visibile personal interpretation at the site so come prepared to... More

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