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Fort Davis National Historic Site

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Address: 101 Lt Henry Flipper Dr, Fort Davis, TX 79734
Phone Number: +1 432-426-3224 ext. 220
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A restored cavalry post that is open to the public.

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Great historical park

We did a self guided tour and walked throughout the fort, looking at a couple of restored homes, enlisted men barracks, hospital, kitchen and commissary. The park rangers were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did a self guided tour and walked throughout the fort, looking at a couple of restored homes, enlisted men barracks, hospital, kitchen and commissary. The park rangers were available to answer questions. There were bugle calls throughout the time we were visiting. The hiking trail loop that overlooks the post is well worth the effort. Just make sure you... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time visiting the site. The Park Rangers were very friendly and helpful. There are several buildings set up to walk through. Our children got to be sworn in as junior rangers after completing the requirements (a scavenger hunt, ask a ranger a questions, and other simple steps). They each received junior ranger badges.

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Radwell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not set out to visit Fort Davis and stopped as we had some time on our hands when travelling around Texas. Good move - we spent a good two hours at the Fort and enjoyed touring the entire site. Great visitor center with a small interactive museum. Plenty of things for kids (and adults) to touch and play... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Davis was in use over a long period of history so it is very interesting. The displays are good, We spent over 2 hours there and needed more time.

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Plano, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Park service has done a good job restoring the Fort but it is a work in progress something you want to go back for more.

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Buellton, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice museum with interesting artifacts to red and rifles and swords etc. behind glass. Free admission with senior adventure pass. You can cross over the meadow to observe the obviously recreated commanders house and other housing.Many foundations of non existent buildings. Pretty boring to me. Off to the observatory.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Davis is one of the best (if not THE best) Civil War Era forts in the USA. It's far away from big cities and uncrowded, which enhances the experience. Set in a beautiful box canyon, the original fort, built of wood in 1854 to guard the San Antonio to El Paso Road (a major route West during the California... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting row of officers' homes that you're able to walk through. Unfortunately, we got there too late in the day to do that so we just looked at pictures in the visitor center.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of the best preserved 19th century military sites I have visited in the US. It is a large and expansive area that was built at the foot of the Davis Mountains around the 1850's. The officers quarters, the kitchens, herb gardens, magazine storage sites, and other military buildings are worth the long walk. Be prepared for at... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

A must see, if you visit Ft. Davis. Even before I was a combat veteran, I loved history, and military history especially. It was nice to see the layout of the fort; renovated buildings, with period furnishings; and to learn the story of Ft. Davis.

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