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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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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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A look into the past

We were greeted by a soldier on horseback dressed in period attire and was more than happy to pose for pictures. My family walked around at a leisurely pace and my daughter did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were greeted by a soldier on horseback dressed in period attire and was more than happy to pose for pictures. My family walked around at a leisurely pace and my daughter did the scavenger hunt junior ranger log book as we walked through the fort. We thoroughly investigated each area. Some of the buildings are well marked others I... More 

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Alpine, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This old preserved fort is a glimpse into our rich U.S. and Western history. The fort has been updated and designed for all to enjoy.

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West Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One of the best cavalry forts in the country, the staff ensures a wonderful experience. The museum has recently been renovated, and it was well worth it. There are lots of hiking trails in addition to the extensive history. Kids love it, too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Fort Davis was a walk through history and time. The bugle calls were almost haunting as you perused through the grounds. To be able to see the ruins and read stories of those who lived there was very educational. The hospital and its excerpts from the medical records were very interesting. Don't miss the opportunity to check out this place.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Excellent talk explaining the life of soldiers out west, protecting settlers from the Indians who were not happy to share their land.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The staff and volunteers at the Fort do an excellent job of bringing the site to life for visitors. Good exhibits and materials. We really enjoyed it

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

For $3 you can stroll the grounds at your own pace. I didn't have a chance to hike the trails but the fort grounds were plenty to occupy my time. Great period-accurate furnishings with loads of information on the fort. Fort Davis was instrumental in the existence of this are and deserves a few minutes of your time. Accessible, good... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Fort Davis National Historic Site is one of the best reasons to visit Fort Davis. It has some of the original structures and many beautifully restored structures. On the day we were there, people clad in period dress helpfully explained the lives of the people who once resided there. This historic fort was built at the foot of the Davis... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We LOVED visiting this restored fort. It had everything - knowledgeable and eager to please staff, beautiful surroundings, great bookstore and exhibits, cavalry reenactors, restored officer accommodations, medical quarters, etc.etc. Adults and children alike would find this fascinating!

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great trip back into frontier life and history. We began with the short video that gave the history of the fort and then walked through the expansive grounds. Men in period clothing gave some insight into the life of the fort. One told us stories of the men who occupied the barracks making the barracks visit come alive. Bugle calls... More 

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Additional Information about Fort Davis National Historic Site

Address: Address: P.O. Box 1379, Fort Davis, TX 79734
Phone Number: (432) 426-3224 ext. 220
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fort Davis
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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