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Fort Davis National Historic Site

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Address: 101 Lt Henry Flipper Dr, 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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Well Done Historical Site

The exhibits, restorations of buildings, and the quality of personnel are top quality. We could have spent much more time there but we were limited. The park ranger was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The exhibits, restorations of buildings, and the quality of personnel are top quality. We could have spent much more time there but we were limited. The park ranger was extremely versed in both the history as well as the geology. It was well worth our time.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wow! So much history! They've done a great job in restoring some buildings. Informational, lots of walking, but relatively flat ground (gravel & dirt). Loved the recordings they periodically transmit so that you hear it no matter what part of the fort you are walking---the sound of drilling, both foot soldiers & cavalry. Nice historic touch.Watched and talked with university... More 

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SAT
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Really well done. Fort Davis is one of the best refurbished forts that we have been too. A great homeschool field trip when you are studying Texas or American history.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Loved it, nice facility, great re-enactment, and tour. Matt Walter a seasonal ranger was a great docent. Very interesting, really knew his topics.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

As a Native Texan, I just MIGHT be a little jaded. Anyway, be sure to drive Hwy 118 between I10 and Ft. Daveis - just GEORGEOUS!. Having seen many, many forts - this one is my favorite. It's small enough to easily grasp the lay-out. It still has plenty of ruins to engage my reconstructive imagination. I can also see... More 

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Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a really cool little fort. I have not seen a ton of Civil War-era forts, but the few I have have all been fairly similar to this one. The staff are usually very friendly and love to tell stories. There is a media room with movies and a tiny gift shop. The fort is a good activity to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It was ok, I am usually a sucker for historic sites and fairly interested in the buffalo soldiers, however I really didn't connect to this site for whatever reason.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Dont get it. Nothing to look at..? A few buildings and some rocks and a 15 min movie about the buffalo soldiers. Totaly a waste of time if you ask me.

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Kemah, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We visited this site almost forty years ago and it was worth a trip back. It is such a remote site that it brings the Indian Wars alive. It was also the barracks for the Buffalo Soldiers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

It's OK. But seems unfair to the native American who lost everything - who's crying for them? Yet all the soldiers, officers etc. were hailed as heroes. I talked to the front desk ranger lady and she kind of agreeing with me.

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