• 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.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Reenactors in the enlisted men's barracks.

NPS Photo by Max Kandler

Open: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time



Holiday Closures: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.



2014 Free entrance to Fort Davis NHS (and all units of the National Park Service):
Make plans now to visit the national parks on these 2014 fee-free dates:


  • January 20
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 15-17
    Presidents Day weekend
  • April 19-20
    opening weekend of National Park Week
  • August 25
    National Park Service Birthday
  • September 27
    National Public Lands Day
  • November 11
    Veterans Day



Did You Know?

Photo of officer's row and post hospital.

Fort Davis, when established in 1854, was named for Secretary of War Jefferson Davis. Later during the Civil War, Jefferson Davis served as President of the Confederacy.