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

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A good representation of a frontier fort.

Lots of reconstructed buildings give one a good overview of a 19th century western frontier fort in a dramatic setting, with a small but good museum.

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Tom A
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Hamilton, Texas
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Hamilton, Texas
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of reconstructed buildings give one a good overview of a 19th century western frontier fort in a dramatic setting, with a small but good museum.

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Thank Tom A
Warren, Michigan
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319 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Worth the trip to the fort. Now I understand the significance of the place. The staff was helpful. The museum has some interesting artifacts. There are period uniforms. The officer's quarters (house) was quite nice and furnished.

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Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fort Davis is a very good example of frontier Army posts in western Texas. Stopped to tour and had a picnic lunch there. The Ranger at the visitor center was very informative and was enthusiastic about the post. A school group was there when we arrived and they received water bottles and patches from the park. The exhibits were informative... More 

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Texas
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The box canyon location adds to the attraction here! The original hospital still stands and was by far the best feature of the site--a must see. Fascinating stories on the signs, and not too wordy. They are raising funds to restore the building...

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Thank AixTex
Brenham, Texas
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50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was not on our radar to visit, but we are glad we did. Lots of memorabilia and fun facts. Museum and actual location of the fort and the history behind who fought there. We recommend going. Your National Park pass gets you in free.

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Hereford, Arizona
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213 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Davis is one of a string of forts in the southwest, of particular interest to us because it shows us what our "home" fort, Fort Huachuca in Arizona, would have looked like in the day. Friendly staff, a very knowledgeable gentleman in the enlisted men's barracks explaining things to us, a beautiful walk across the parade grounds to the... More 

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Thank Liza W
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21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun park to see. It's in a great location driving through the mountains to get there. The buildings are in great shape as the park has done wonderful restoration. There are over 25 buildings and over 100 ruins to see. Many of the buildings have period pieces in them like the hospital, general store and officer quarters.... More 

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Thank Donald P
Graham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's just a crying shame this fort was not made into a National or State park soon enough to save some of the buildings. Even though all the buildings are recreations, the site does a masterful job of helping you see life at Fort Davis. The museum is a nice place to meander and learn about a frontier fort. For... More 

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Lewisville, Texas
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59 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Davis has been visited and reviewed by many, and is well worth a stop if you are in west Texas. When reading about the history of the area, look at the strange formations lining the top of the surrounding mountains and see if you can envision the spirits of the Buffalo Soldiers, Apaches, and Comanches, silently watching over the... More 

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Thank Alan T
Benbrook, Texas
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by this Historic site. Beautiful location and very well preserved. Many buildings have been left in their original, unrestored state. Others have been wonderfully restored to show how they would have looked at the time and are open for viewing. Great staff of both Park Rangers and Volunteers provided lots of details and interesting info about... More 

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