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Fort Davis National Historic Site

Address: Fort Davis, TX
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Fort Davis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Military Bases/ Facilities, National Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A restored cavalry post that is open to the public.
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Military Bases/ Facilities, National Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A restored cavalry post that is open to the public.
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Evanston
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106 reviews 106 reviews
42 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It was evident that there was considerable pride in this site and the people working there were very welcoming. The exhibits are exceptionally well done and the restoration work on the site is superb.

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This site is lovely. The fort is beautifully restored and has an excellent museum. The old fort sits with the canyon wall as a gorgeous backdrop. Great stop for families. All the walking will take some of the energy out of the kids and give them an idea of the hardships of life back then. The site has restored buildings... More 

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Nice museum. Fun to walk the grounds and learn the history of the fort as they were self explanatory.

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Very nice renovation of this historical site, a first for me. Very large army post, renovated hospital and barracks and unrenovated standing buildings as well as old foundations Interesting museum

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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127 reviews 127 reviews
66 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I really enjoyed my visit here. it's a very large fort with many restored buildings, some furnished. the rangers were very helpful and friendly. it will require a lot of walking, to see it all. get your golden age passport, if you are over 62, and save money on national parks.

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Houston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It was cold, but beautiful! I'm so glad I got to see it decorated for Christmas and dressed in white.

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El Paso, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The buildings at this base have been preserved and the entire park is very well maintained. Park Rangers are helpful and professional and the ongoing bugle calls pull you back into 1910. I think I was born to late! Loved this place.

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Buda, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Fantastically restored fort! Site staff very knowledgeable, informative and friendly! Well worth a two hour visit for a great peak into Texas and U.S. History!!

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Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Fort Davis National Historic Site is the real Wild West. From 1854 to 1891, it existed on 523 acres in a box canyon east of the Davis Mountains. It's a sprawling complex located between Kiowa, Comanche and Apache raiding trails. This Historic Site stands as testament to the significant role played by Fort Davis in the defense, settlement and development... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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197 reviews 197 reviews
102 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This is the largest, best maintained fort we've seen. We've visited several in Texas and Oklahoma and this one is a must see for the fort aficianado. I learn something new every time I visit one of these places. They have a museum and gift shop also. Many of the buildings still stand and some have been restored and furnished.

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