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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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Very nicely done new exhibits . . .

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Juliette144
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The drive alone was worth the trip. You will see historic ranches and beautiful views. We loved the guided tour with Rachel. It was well worth the fee as she was so knowledgeable and patient with our questions. Just to see how the telescopes work was impressive. It was an easy trip as the small bus takes you right up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We spent a whole day looking and walking where camels walked. The ruins and reconstruction is beautiful. All you have to do is realize how remote you were in the 1800's. The grounds were in excellent condition. It was just great to spend the time in history.

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Ithaca, Michigan
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stopped here while in the area visiting our children. The rangers were kind the helpful. The buildings were interesting being built with adobe. The ground are well kept and beautiful. The hike up the mountains was really great!!! We spent a couple hours on the trails enjoying the scenery and exercise. The trails are well marked but rather rough... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Built in 1854 on a scenic piece of land this is the first military post on the San Antonio-El Paso Rd and a home of the Buffalo Soldiers. The park service is doing an amazing job at maintaining/restoring this piece of history. The staff is very friendly and enthusiastic.

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South Fallsburg, New York
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My wife and I visited the Fort and found it to be nestled in a small beautiful canyon, with towering cliffs looking over it . The staff, who are a mix of National Park Service staff and volunteers, were very friendly, helpful, and very welcoming. It was obvious that the staff took considerable pride in this site. We found much... More 

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21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Nestled in the gorgeous hills around Fort Davis, and with its back up against a breathtaking canyon, the scenery alone is enough of a reason to stop. But the history and restored buildings make the spot an historically fascinating stop. Highly, highly recommend! Pets allowed on leash.

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Evanston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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

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