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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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Home of the Buffalo Soldiers during Indian wars

Staff does authentic reenactments of the field equipped cavalry, both horsemen and horse (Dudley). Reconstructed officers quarters are furnished with real antique furniture of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Merrill C
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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80 reviews 80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Staff does authentic reenactments of the field equipped cavalry, both horsemen and horse (Dudley). Reconstructed officers quarters are furnished with real antique furniture of the period. Enjoyed sitting on the porch swing in the cool breeze on a hot day. Staff and volunteers very knowledgeable and friendly. They had a sixth grade class they were teaching to march in formation.... More 

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Somewhere south of the middle
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

This was a pleasant site to visit. I wish we had allowed ourselves a bit longer to see it but got a late start. There's a short movie clip you can watch before you walk through the enlisted men's quarters, then you can walk back to the officer's quarters and then even further back to the post hospital. There are... More 

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Canton, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

I'm a western history buff and this place was THE BEST! Nice intro film and the recreation of the barracks, head honcho's house and medical facilities were great! Very friendly park rangers. The "ghost parade" broadcast over the p.a. was very interesting.

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tx
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

If your in to frontier military history this is a must. Lots of renovated and original building's . The staff open up the closed one for us and gave us a personal guided tour. Then they FIRED the Civil WAR CANNON. way cool

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Baytown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Enjoyable Historical Site! Learned a lot about the life of a soldier in the 1800s. Friendly ranger staff; Nice gift shop and museum. Met all my expectations. Would like to see a guided tour...

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White Springs, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Beautiful setting, great presentation of the fort. Reenactors were great! Park Ranger "Chelsea" was informative, polite, friendly. It is deceptively large. Lots of walking if you want to see everything. Take water. Film presentation was appropriate length. Spring flowers were blooming which made the day even better.

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San Antonio, Texas
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I've visited a number of cavalry forts in the west (restored or otherwise) and this is the best by far. Great architecture, dramatic mountain setting, good reenactors.

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Tucson, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Ft. Davis, for those who enjoy both history and scenery, is top notch. The NP service has done a super job of restoring significant parts of the fort as well as preserving the remaining ruins. Very interactive and informative. Beautiful setting, great staff & volunteers.

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Midland, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Spent a great birthday touring the Ft. Davis area. I hadn't been to the Fort in over 35 years, but it hasn't changed much. Loved the well written and humorous commentaries, and the preservation of the life on a fort. It is easy to find and to get around. Spring is a great time to be there.The books for sale... More 

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Austin
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88 reviews 88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The park is well laid out and has excellent placards describing what the fort and life was like in the late 1880's in West Texas. The preservation work was first class and the introductory film very helpful. It is well work a 1-2 hour visit.

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