Our park museum will be closed April 15, 2013 till 2014. This will also affect our park orientation film screening; it will be limited to 8-10 visitors at a time. The rest of the park is open for visitation. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
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
Special Events Next up 4th of July!
During the year Fort Davis holds special activities which include artillery fire, living history and even lantern light night tours.Read More
Self-guided tours of restored and re-furnished buildings, hiking and a 15-minute video shown every half-hour. Pets on leash are permitted.Read More
Curriculum-based education programs are available for school groups, K-12.Read More
Park altitude is 4856 feet (1480m). Yearly temperatures average 75 degrees (high) and 45 degrees (low). Wind is common throughout the year.Read More
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.Read More
Friends of Fort Davis
Visit The Friends of Fort Davis NHS. Activities include preservation, restoration, planning, research and educational programs.Read More
A History of Fort Davis
A history of Fort Davis by Robert M. Utley, former Chief Historian of the National Park Service.Read More
Did You Know?
Units of the 9th and 10th Cavalry and 24th and 25th Infantry served at Fort Davis from 1867 through 1885. Organized after the Civil War with African American soldiers with white officers, these units compiled a notable record on the Indian frontier.