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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: (432) 426-3224 ext. 220
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A restored cavalry post that is open to the public.

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Lots to see in this historic fort

The Fort has a cool little museum, lots of artifacts, and a bunch of buildings, some of which have been restored and refurnished as they were when the fort was used. Very friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Maddoggy25
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Fort has a cool little museum, lots of artifacts, and a bunch of buildings, some of which have been restored and refurnished as they were when the fort was used. Very friendly and helpful and knowledgeable staff too!

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Thank Maddoggy25
Spicewood, Texas, United States
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This historic site is very well restored and maintained. The map is clearly marked to tour on your own, and interesting signs are posted along the walk around the park.

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Morro Bay, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Plenty of space to get out of the rain and still learn quite a bit about the operations of the Fort back in its day. Really enjoyed the interp panels about individuals and documenting their illnesses that drew you to the hospital...

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The Colony, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is a great place to visit. The information center has many items that were recovered during the restoration of the many buildings that you can visit during your tour of the park. They also have a nature trail that we took for a short time but we had to turned around because park was closing soon. The trail... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place seems so quiet, sleepy, fairly dormant location when you first see it from afar. However this is deceiving. Once you enter the park you find that it's lively, rich with history, rich with learning activities. We had a great time exploring the park, the Rangers were very helpful. We did one of the trails up to the Outlook... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to Fort Davis for a visit while staying in the Davis Mountains. There is a really nice little museum set up, with some interactive exhibits. Skip the video, it is rather boring. Instead, take the time to visit all the outbuildings, and don't skip the hospital - although it is the furthest walk, it was the most... More 

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Thank Sharimck
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ranger that helped my daughter and I was super friendly. She took extra time to tell us about the site, the museum and even helped us find a place to eat for lunch. The museum is very good. The preserved buildings interesting. The film sort of kitchy but good. The bathrooms are clean. One could easily spend two to... More 

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Thank sgregory711
Huntsville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you love history this is the place for you. Well maintained and courteous park rangers. Excellent place.

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Thank r0j073
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This national historic site is well-kept, easy to navigate, and a great lesson in how this part of Texas was settled. The Park staff are extremely helpful. The museum is small, but very effective. There is a short video that can be viewed when you want to see it instead of on their schedule. One of the highlights for us... More 

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Thank Paula M
Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting. The people are very friendly here. Very informative. They know their history. They have worked hard to restore it. We hiked up To the overlook and you could see everything. It was amazing to sit and think about what they went through and see so many of the original buildings still standing from the 1800s. Wow!

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