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?
On October 23, 1854, General Persifor F. Smith, in command of the Department of Texas, issued the order officially establishing Fort Davis. Smith, who had personally selected the site, named the post in honor of Secretary of War Jefferson Davis.