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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  • Great historical site. Wish I could turn the clock back 140 years and see this place in its hey day. The Rangers are all super friendly. Got questions, just ask. They were great. Movie at beginning of...  more »
  • This is a historical site worth seeing at least once when in the area. Recommend checking this place out  more »
  • This place was amazing! So much history and every exhibit was very engaging. We had children aged 7-14 with us and all of them loved it for different reasons. Well worth spending a few hours at.
  • This place was great. The volunteers we're friendly and very knowledgeable. I loved the loudspeaker, loud enough to hear but in the background and giving an idea of what the fort would actually sound like, bugles and announcements. The hospital exhibits were especially good, very interactive and interesting.

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