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.
On-Site Programs for Grades K-3
1. Reconnaissance Missions: Time—Approx. 2-3 hours
2. Scavenger Hunt: Time—1 1/2 hours
3. Park Video:
Off-site Materials for grades K-3
TEKS: All educational programs and materials are curriculum based and are in full compliance with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
*students understand how historical events and individuals shaped our history and our national identity;
*students apply critical thinking skills to gather and organize information, identify options, and choose solutions while working with others.
*students use a simple geographic tools: maps and photographs
*students are exposed to a multi-cultural story of the settlement of the American West
*students apply critical thinking skills and use teamwork and map-reading skills
Did You Know?
William R. (Pecos Bill) Shafter commanded Fort Davis in 1871-72 and again 1881-82. Shafter was commanding general of all the U.S. troops in Cuba during the Spanish American War.