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
Special Events - Holiday Decorations Coming Soon!
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?
Many Fort Davis officers brought their wives and families to the fort, and the women took an active lead in organizing social diversions. Balls, charades, dinner parties, and weddings were frequent and well-attended events.