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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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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303 reviews 303 reviews
97 attraction reviews
513 helpful votes 513 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

A well restored Calvary fort with interesting history of blacks in the military. Worthwhile for an hour if on the way to the observatory or Marfa.

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Texas
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390 attraction reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Fort Davis was a frontier outpost during the Indian wars from 1854 to 1891 and a host to the pony soldiers after the civil war. The docent does an excellent job of describing the history and the post layout. I particularly liked the officers quarters looking out onto the parade ground. Also taking the hiking trail up the in the... More

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Arlington, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We enjoyed the Grand Opening of the new museum with the Reenactors and docents making the Fort come alive.

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Bay City, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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