• 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.

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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?

Photo of officer's row during winter.

For diversion the troops at Fort Davis had a library, a chapel, and a school, the latter usually presided over by the chaplain. But off-duty pastimes also included gambling, drinking, and sampling the pleasures of the village of Chihuahua just off the fort grounds.