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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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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description:

A restored cavalry post that is open to the public.

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Paula M
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 4 days ago NEW 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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Thank MissyB1972
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like history, this is a nice place. I really enjoyed the music that played when the troops would assemble and especially the National Anthem. If you enjoy hiking, there's a medium difficulty trail. If you're visiting in the summer, bring lots of water and good walking shoes.

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Thank Powell P
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at Fort Davis on the way to Big Bend and it turned into quite a wonderful surprise. Starting at the visitor's center, the rangers were very enthusiastic and helpful in planning our visit. Be sure to watch the park film - it was very informative in understanding the history of the park. Also spend some time in the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you on your way to Big Bend, you have to stop and tour the fort. Its one of the best Forts that I can recall ever being to. My 12 year old got the junior ranger patch for completing the scavenger hut and the park ranger swore him in. We spent about 2 hours and enjoyed all of it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was fun and informative. I recommend the following... ...go early (if it is summer). The temps got hot pretty quickly. We went at 8:30 am and it was already getting hot. ...bring a hat. Not much shade and you have to walk a lot. ...bring water. It is hot and the 1 fountain we saw spit out gray colored... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the museum, buildings and grounds. So much interesting history that we really enjoyed. Took us couple hours to tour. Very good film also. The staff, Rangers and volunteers, are wonderful. Loads of info and you can tell they love working and sharing their knowledge with the public. Recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes. There is a... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the way to the Mac Donald observatory, we stopped here. Great place with a lot of history and the staff is very helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ft Davis site is a well-preserved national park in Ft. Davis, TX. We stopped by on our way to Big Bend National Park and we were pleasantly surprised at how nicely kept this out of the way park has been. You can see how buffalo soldiers lived and died in the western frontier through exhibits that include barracks, officer's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in about an hour before closing and wished we had given ourselves at least 2.5 hours to see this historical site. Visitors center didn't disappoint with lots of interactive activities for kids and even my teenager got in on the fun. Beautiful background made this a very enjoyable sightseeing activity.

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