• Photo by: Max Kandler

    Fort Davis

    National Historic Site Texas

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  • Museum Closure

    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.

Firearms Regulations

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park.

As a starting point, please visit our state’s website. http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/crime_records/chl/chlsindex.htm

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the carrying of firearms in National Parks can be found here: FAQS

Did You Know?

Commanding officer's quarters during winter.

One of the most professional officers to command Fort Davis (1879-81) was Major Napoleon Bonaparte McLaughlen who enlisted as a dragoon (cavalry) private in 1850 and during the Civil War rose to the rank of brevet brigadier general.