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Fort Davis National Historic Site

Address: Fort Davis, TX
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Fort Davis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Military Bases/ Facilities, National Parks, Cultural
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: A restored cavalry post that is open to the public.
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Fort Worth, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We spent a half-day with our large group, but you could easily spend a whole day. Just bring a sack lunch. The bathrooms are modern and clean.

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Brownwood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Fort will step you back in time. It is a great history lesson. The Fort also has a hiking trail where you will be able to see the whole Fort from the bluffs above.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

not far north of Alpine, TX is this quaint old fort. Several buildings are restored so you can enter them and see life from the 1800s. Soldiers lived here protecting the El Paso to San Antonio stagecoach road. The place is nice and clean. Good small visitor's center and adequate bathrooms. The bugle calls are neat and happen throughout the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This site is a great way to see history up close and personal. We walked around the entire site and had a great time peering back into time. The museum is the place to start as the park ranger there can offer helpful suggestions on seeing the site. There's lots of walking involved so wear comfortable shoes. Some of the... More

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Newcastle
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96 reviews 96 reviews
35 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Visiting Fort Davis gives one a real feel of life on the frontier. As other reviewers have mentioned the regular different bugle calls lets your imagination take you back to the 1800's and the hardships faced in the fort. The gentleman in the shop provided some really good information on the background to the fort. It is clean and well... More

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Granbury, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Historic site is very interesting. Be sure and visit the museum. Bugle calls make the visit more realistic. If you want to see how frontier live was like in the late 1800's visit Fort Davis.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This was way beyond our expectations!! We planned on a quick visit to the Fort but spent nearly 4 hours here. The visitor center is very informative and the displays are well done. The grounds are well kept and the exhibits inside the old buildings do a fantastic job of portraying life at the fort during the 1800's. The recorded... More

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Fort Worth, TX
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

What a discovery to bring to life the history of our Calvary & Indians! You could almost see the mesas filled with Indians on the watch as our soldiers & families toiled to cultivate a life in this rugged part of Texas. A must on your tour of this region of our state.

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Kerrville, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great place to take your time to walk the grounds and soak in what it was like to be in the Army during the 1860's. Nice gift shop, new museum, small but informative and full of things to see. Great Park staff. Worth the visit.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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531 helpful votes 531 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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