• Photo by: Max Kandler

    Fort Davis

    National Historic Site Texas

For Kids

 Volunteer portraying a servant in the kitchen at Fort Davis.

Children age 8 through 14 can earn a badge or patch by doing the "Mystery of the Talking Walls." Under adult supervision, children follow a map and gather clues; they then have to DECODE a secret message. Allow 1 1/2 to 2 hours to complete. We also have a Junior Ranger Program for children under 8.

Curriculum-based education programs are also available for school groups. See FOR TEACHERS for more information.

Did You Know?

Cavalry demonstration Fort DavisNHS.

Fort Davis never had a fort wall or palisade. In fact, most western military forts built after the Civil War did not have walls around them. Forts with wooden palisade walls (as depicted in many classic movies) were actually very rare in the West.