• Photo by: Max Kandler

    Fort Davis

    National Historic Site Texas

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  • Museum Closure

    The Visitor Center contact station is functioning out of the park auditorium. This is because the official Visitor Center is closed while it undergoes major rehabilitation. Completion date; summer 2014. Everything else is open, as usual, at the park.

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Following the Civil War, African-American soldiers were offered the chance to serve in the U.S. peacetime Army. Facing hardships from both inside and out, the Buffalo Soldiers carved a name for themselves in history. Learn more at: www.bsu.edu/eft/buffalo/p/

Did You Know?

Cavalry demonstration Fort DavisNHS.

Fort Davis never had a fort wall or palisade. In fact, most western military forts built after the Civil War did not have walls around them. Forts with wooden palisade walls (as depicted in many classic movies) were actually very rare in the West.