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.

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Living History

Special Events! Next Up Labor Day Activities!

During the year Fort Davis holds special activities which include artillery fire, living history and even lantern light night tours.

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Parade Ground

Daily Activities

Self-guided tours of restored and re-furnished buildings, hiking and a 15-minute video shown every half-hour. Pets on leash are permitted.

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For Teachers

Curriculum-based education programs are available for school groups, K-12.

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Snow at the Fort


Park altitude is 4856 feet (1480m). Yearly temperatures average 75 degrees (high) and 45 degrees (low). Wind is common throughout the year.

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Historic Photo of Post Hospital

1876 Post Hospital Restoration Project

When completed it will be the first such 19th Century structure built as a hospital in the National Park Service to be restored.

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1887 Fort Davis Photo

Friends of Fort Davis

Visit The Friends of Fort Davis NHS. Activities include preservation, restoration, planning, research and educational programs.

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Book Cover

A History of Fort Davis

A history of Fort Davis by Robert M. Utley, former Chief Historian of the National Park Service.

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