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.
A Frontier Post
Fort Davis is one of the best surviving examples of an Indian Wars' frontier military post in the Southwest. From 1854 to 1891, Fort Davis was strategically located to protect emigrants, mail coaches, and freight wagons on the Trans-Pecos portion of the San Antonio-El Paso Road and on the Chihuahua Trail.Read More
Did You Know?
Fort Davis received an ice machine in the late 1880s. It was “deemed essential to the comfort and health” of the garrison. The post surgeon, Dr. John Lauderdale, had responsibility for its operation.