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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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A restored cavalry post that is open to the public.

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The restoration work is impressive

I was really surprised by this NHS - the restoration work is very impressive. I really felt I had a sense of what this place must have been like in the 19th century. Give... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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159 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really surprised by this NHS - the restoration work is very impressive. I really felt I had a sense of what this place must have been like in the 19th century. Give yourself a couple of hours to wander around this place. You could probably rush around in about 45 mins, but it is worth spending some time... More 

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1 Thank adamweb22
Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The fort has been somewhat restored to show what life was like way out west, pre-Civil War, to guard that part of the frontier. There are several buildings, some with furniture, to convey what the officers' living quarters were like as well as the men's barracks. There is also a reconstruction/restoration of the original hospital with very interesting information on... More 

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1 Thank MelPK14
Saint Thomas, Canada
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65 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This fort offers a unique glimpse into the life of soldiers and pioneers during the Indian wars. The museum lays out the history and with each building, recording and sign you understand more fully how life was lived at the fort and along the Overland Trail. Rv parking is available. There are washrooms on site. Well worth a visit.

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1 Thank Pamela H
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprisingly impressed with this beautiful historic site. They have knowledgeable staff who give great tours describing the life of pre- and post-Civil War soldiers at this fort. They have restored several parts of the old buildings, offering a glimpse into the dress, accommodations, and technology available to these soldiers. Very interesting. And there is a fantastic short hike... More 

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1 Thank Charlotte B
Franklin Square, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice museum. The grounds were well maintained and the buildings very interesting. They also offered discounts to those with military service. Interesting to see how officers lived, the stock aide and doctors office. Easy to walk around.

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1 Thank erbl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived just as a guided tour was starting. Even though we normally like to explore on our own, we found ourselves really enjoying the information the park staff and volunteer gave us. Another bonus is that they allowed us to enter a couple buildings that are normally locked to the public. Dogs are not only allowed, but welcomed, which... More 

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1 Thank Amanda T
Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on the Main path from San Antonio to El Paso, Fort Davis had up to 400 soldiers to fend off various Native American raiders. This fort has been lovingly restored with many of the buildings totally done. You can take an hour or two or more to visit the various buildings from barracks to officer quarters, infirmary - lots... More 

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1 Thank Bob V
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

I highly recommend this! Hike down (like 1.5--ish miles) on an improved trail from the far end of the state park, check out the historic site (be sure to pay the fee or show your national park annual pass!), use the restrooms, fill your water bottle, and then hike back up to the state park. There are a couple routes... More 

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1 Thank Meghan B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

So educational!! Especially enjoyed the infirmary and learning about the medical practices of the late 1800s.

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1 Thank Noel E
South Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Fort Davis National Historic Site is amazing. They have a nice museum sharing the history of the park (which is fascinating - Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Buffalo Soldiers, camels). They really make the stories of different people who loved there come alive. The backdrop of stone cliffs is gorgeous. I can only imagine what the first settlers must have... More 

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