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Address: 101 Lt Henry Flipper Dr, Fort Davis, TX 79734
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+1 432-426-3224 ext. 220
08:00 - 17:00
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A restored cavalry post that is open to the public.

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Fort Davis Site

Very interesting!! Relaxed atmosphere and friendly people. Would recommend visiting and walking grounds.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Nederland, Texas
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Nederland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting!! Relaxed atmosphere and friendly people. Would recommend visiting and walking grounds.

Thank WWPW65
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fort Davis has preserved the history of the Buffalo Soldiers in the western expansion of the United States. My favorite Civil War hero Colonel Benjamin Grierson was the commander at Fort Davis. Officers quarters, troop barracks, kitchen and other buildings are preserved/restored. Very informative museum and the bugle sounds throughout the day with sound effects that sound like the soldiers... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Driving the 4.5 hours between Carlsbad, NM and Study Butte-Terlingua, TX to visit Big Bend National Park, mostly through desolate West Texas desert dotted with oil and gas wells, we found that Fort Davis National Historic Site, just minutes out of the way, was a good place to stop, stretch our legs, have a picnic lunch and learn a little... More 

Thank Steve1362
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we got there at 10 A.M, the parking is easy to get in and out, even with a big R.V. the visitor center is in a main building. you go in and check in pay a fee unless you are a disabled vet, then you can get in free. you have the chance to watch a 15 minute intro video,... More 

Thank Cindy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you like the history of the west you must stop at Fort Davis National Historic Site. They have restored a good portioned of the buildings and documented the site/foundations of the other buildings. Very interesting readings and pictures that gave you a good feel what life was like back in 1850's-1870's. Very large fort site that can take you... More 

Thank Terry J
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the museum, barracks and hospital. The buildings are spread out on the property so I suggest not going on a hot day. Lots of great artifacts to see. I would allow at least 2 hours to see this place.

Thank houstonnative47
G-Patch, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to several of the Texas Frontier Forts, and Fort Davis was definitely one the biggest and most scenic of them all. While they are all different, this one is unique in its own way, nestled in the Davis Mountains. It's worth a trip, and it'll take you way more time than you think it will— but in a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the shells of the fort buildings were preserved. A few buildings were also restored on the inside. Keep in mind there are about three different forts on the grounds. The Park Service does a good attempt to outline the structure of the former/older buildings. There are some trails to walk on in the shade that go back to... More 

Thank Texas_Travel_1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fort dates from the 1850s and represents a valuable piece of American history. Well preserved buildings and grounds give a great insight into fort life for soldiers and fort families. The park offers a nice museum and explains the fort's role in securing safe military and commercial travel ways from San Antonio to California. For families with children, the... More 

Thank AnnaWD5
Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple of afternoons at FDNHS. Their museum and exhibits are very well done and our young children enjoyed learning about the fort. There is a lot of walking involved but they do have golf carts for those who are mobility challenged. We hiked some of the trails as well. Gorgeous views and not too terribly difficult to... More 

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