• 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.

Pets

Pets are allowed in the park but must be on a leash at all times. Leashes must not be over six (6) feet long. In order to avert health risks and inappropriate contact between pets and visitors, pets are not admitted in park buildings. Guide dogs, assist dogs, and hearing ear dogs accompanying disabled persons are allowed in park buildings.

Pet owners are responsible for removing pet excrement from parking areas, picnic areas, trail surfaces, and other areas of heavy public use in the park to provide an enjoyable and safe visit for visitors.

For your pet's health and safety be aware that summer heat may be deadly to pets if left unattended in your vehicle.

Did You Know?

Warm Springs Apache leader Victorio.

Apache leader Victorio led a group of Mescaleros, Warm Springs, and Chiricahuas from an Apache Reservation in New Mexico in 1879. Pursued by soldiers from Fort Davis and other west Texas forts he fled into Mexico where he and many of his followers were killed by Mexican troops in October of 1880.