• 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 Midland/Odessa to Fort Davis

Map from Midland/Odessa to Fort Davis, Texas.
 
From Midland/Odessa take I-20 west to Pecos. From Pecos take Highway 17 south through Balmorhea to Fort Davis. (About 2.5 hours)

Did You Know?

Small arms demonstration Fort Davis NHS.

The first Fort Davis served as a temporary refuge for thousands of emigrants, freighters, and travelers during the decade preceding the Civil War. Its soldiers provided protection for the U.S. Mail and they saw the establishment of a number of stage stations and military posts in the region.