• 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?

9th Cavalry on parade Fort Davis 1870s.

The African American “Buffalo Soldiers” amassed a notable record of accomplishments. They arrived in 1867 when western Texas was still very open to attack by raiding Apaches and Comanches. When they left in 1885, peaceful travel and settlement prevailed in much of the region.