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Fort Davis National Historic Site, Fort Davis

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Explore the world of soldiers on the American frontier at Fort Davis National Historic Site. Discover the history of the military outpost from Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache raids to the short-lived camel corps and the fort's importance during the Civil War. Start at the visitor center where you can watch a short orientation film, then explore the six restored and furnished 1880s-style buildings. The site features 20 unrestored buildings and 100 ruins, which you can wander around as you keep your ears tuned for recordings of bugle calls and the sounds of an 1875 dress retreat parade, which are played at various times throughout the day. The site also offers hiking trails. To visit Fort Davis National Historic Site and other attractions in Fort Davis, use our Fort Davis online tour builder.
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  • This is an amazing story of what happened back in the 1800s. All of the buildings have been well restored. The Ranger was very helpful and the exhibit explains everything very well. What happened to.....  more
    This is an amazing story of what happened back in the 1800s. All of the buildings have been well restored. The Ranger was very helpful and the exhibit explains everything very well. What happened to.....  more »
  • This Fort is very interesting the way its been built. The rock cliffs that surround it on almost 3 sides were part of the strategy to keep the native people out. Very sad history and the museum tells....  more
    This Fort is very interesting the way its been built. The rock cliffs that surround it on almost 3 sides were part of the strategy to keep the native people out. Very sad history and the museum tells....  more »
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  • So great if you like history!! We spent 3 hours here but could have spent more. Our boys completed the thorough Jr ranger badge booklet. Visitor's center is very informative. There's a lot of walking and reading that covered a large piece of land. We have a pass so it was free for our family to get in, but otherwise there is a cost.
  • I love historical sites and I’ve been to a decent amount of them, this one is one of the few that’s better than most of them. It was interesting to walk around the fort. There’s lots of restored buildings that make you feel like you’re in 1800s. There’s a lot of love put into this place. Very cool.

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