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Fort Davis National Historic Site

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Address: P.O. Box 1379, 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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What a gem

Loved this fort! NPS rangers friendly and informative. Watch the 15 minute video as it puts the site into historical and geographical perspective. Site great tribute to those... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Loved this fort! NPS rangers friendly and informative. Watch the 15 minute video as it puts the site into historical and geographical perspective. Site great tribute to those who came before. Nice connection to Buffalo Soldiers. Decent signage. Huge site with many many ruins of early fort structures. Well done. Would be a blast to visit during special events.

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Houston, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Ft. Davis is a must-see attraction if you are in this remote part of Texas. Picturesquely set just below the rugged cliffs of the Davis Mountains, many of the buildings are well-preserved and house interesting information about the fort's history and the people who lived there. My sons, ages, 7 and 9, especially loved the cannons and other weapons on... More 

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Dubois, Wyoming
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This place is a gem for Fort Davis and the region as the restored buildings of this Fort (dating from around the 1860's)are enjoyable to tour and fascinating to learn about. The grounds are spacious enough for a nice "stroll" and there are even scenic hiking trails that enable one to survey from the top the Fort and surrounding town.... More 

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San Antonio, Tx
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14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

To tell you the truth, I had no idea what the story behind this place was before we went. It really was fun and interesting. There are a lot of things to see while there. Make sure you are ready to do some serious walking. Also, be sure to see the museum. Very cool. We were lucky to be there... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

You could easily spent a couple of hours mooching around Fort Davis NHS. The exhibits are of a really high quality, and the rangers are all primed full of knowledge. We learned so much on this visit. Best of all was the nature trail that makes a loop high above the fort, with expansive views across the plains and west... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you like learning about history or just love looking and old buildings then this is the place for you. I love how the buildings that have been "restored" have only been so partially which leaves what's left of the original structure intact.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

While there isn't much to do in Fort Davis, the Fort was pretty interesting to see and walk around. The employees at the Fort were very nice and answered any question asked of them. With two young children, it was also nice that there were things they could touch and explore and they both enjoyed our visit. The only negative... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The main point of interest in the town is very well done. Actors in character costumes delight both the kids and provide solid factual information to the adults I learned a lot today and had a thoroughly enjoyable day. Allow at least a couple of hours.

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

What a great place to learn and have fun. It was just as great visiting as an adult as it was a child.

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Houston, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We always enjoy visiting the Fort Davis National Historic Site. This was our first time to see the new exhibits in the visitor center. The old exhibits were quite good, but the new ones are more colorful and attractive, and seem to make the Fort a bit easier to understand. We especially love hiking the trails up behind the Fort.... More 

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