• 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.

Online field Trip

Ball State Online Field Trip - Buffalo Soldiers

Ball State University Electronic Field Trips Program

Slave - Soldier - Citizen: The Journey of the Buffalo Soldiers Online Field Trip!! Fort Davis NHS Webisodes!

A partnership between Ball State University, National Park Service, National Park Foundation and The African American Experience Fund.

Did You Know?

Painting of the first Fort Davis by Authur Lee.

On October 23, 1854, General Persifor F. Smith, in command of the Department of Texas, issued the order officially establishing Fort Davis. Smith, who had personally selected the site, named the post in honor of Secretary of War Jefferson Davis.