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.
Plan Your Visit
What can I do? You will need 1 to 2 hours to enjoy the beauty and history of Fort Davis.
Photo by Joe E. Jay
Accommodations: There is no lodging or camping in Fort Davis National Historic Site. Camping is available in the town of Fort Davis or the nearby Davis Mountains State Park. Lodging is available in the town of Fort Davis along with many restaurants. For more information contact the Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce 1-800-524-3015 or www.fortdavis.com.
Weather and Climate: Park altitude is 4856 feet (1480m). Yearly temperatures average 75 degrees (high) and 45 degrees (low), with 16 inches of precipitation.
Did You Know?
Doctors hired by the U.S. Army in the 19th century were some of the best trained physicians in the United States. The army examination for surgeons and assistant surgeons was rigorous and complex.