• 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.

Map from El Paso to Fort Davis

Map from El Paso to Fort Davis.
 
From El Paso take I-10 east to Van Horn. At Van Horn Take Highway US-90 east. Just south of Valentine take Highway 505 and then 166 east. Turn left on Highway 17 and follow it to the Fort or continue south of Highway 90 to Marfa and then turn left on Highway 17 to Fort Davis. Alternate Route: From Van Horn take I-10 east to Kent and then turn south on Highway 118 to the Fort. (About 4 hours)

Did You Know?

Photo of post hospital Fort Davis 1880s.

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.