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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
Owner description: A restored cavalry post that is open to the public.
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Lighthouses, Military Bases/ Facilities, National Parks, Cultural
Activities: Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A restored cavalry post that is open to the public.
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Midland, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The displays in the old building get better each time we visit. The new gift shop is excellent and there's always work being done to create new/better exhibits.

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Harlingen, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The location - surrounded by mountains - is beautiful The museum and the old building take you back to the hard days of those who lived there. There is also a video. A wonderful experience

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College Station, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is the best preserved old west fort, with existing structures, not recreations. The museum has a great collection of artifacts, and provides a great lesson in the complex history of America's westward expansion. One of the best things I've seen in Texas!

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Herndon, Virginia
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50 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My family and I came here, and it was great fun. It had good exhibits on frontier life and the Buffalo Soldiers. The fort itself was very well kept-up and beautiful to walk through. There was a nice mix of restored buildings and ruins, and narratives interwoven throughout the various parts of the fort.

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San Pedro, CA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

If you have an interest in history, you could easily spend a whole day here. The site features a combination of ruins of some of the old fort buildings and beautifully-restored officers' quarters, enlisted quarters, and the fort hospital. The museum in the visitors' center has been recently renovated and offers a terrific overview of frontier life at the fort... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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35 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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