• Photo by: Max Kandler

    Fort Davis

    National Historic Site Texas

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  • Museum Closure

    The park auditorium is undergoing major rehabilitation and can only accommodate 15 persons watching the film at once. We play it every half hour, or on an as needed basis. Completion date; spring 2015. Everything else is open, as usual, at the park.

Daily Activities

Fall at Fort Davis

Open: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time

Holiday Closures: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

Self-guided tours of restored and re-furnished buildings; hiking (connecting with trails of adjacent Davis Mountain State Park); and a 15-minute video shown every half-hour.

Pets on leash are permitted.

Individual Fees

$3.00 - 7 Day Permit


Park Entrance fee is $3.00 per person for visitors 16 years and older. Children 15 and under are free.

Group Visit Fees

$3.00 - 7 Days


Fee for commercial groups is $3.00 per person age 16 and over. Educational groups may request a fee waiver in writing on school letterhead prior to visit.

Entrance Passes

Interagency passes for free entrance to the park are honored and are also available at the Visitor Center.

Did You Know?

Small arms demonstration Fort Davis NHS.

The first Fort Davis served as a temporary refuge for thousands of emigrants, freighters, and travelers during the decade preceding the Civil War. Its soldiers provided protection for the U.S. Mail and they saw the establishment of a number of stage stations and military posts in the region.