• Photo by: Max Kandler

    Fort Davis

    National Historic Site Texas

Public Transportation

A living history soldier takes children on an authenic army wagon ride.

Photo by Joe E. Jay

via Air: You can fly into either El Paso or Midland/Odessa, then rent a car and follow the directions to Fort Davis. If you have a private plane, both Alpine and Marfa have municipal airports.
via Train: Amtrak has service from San Antonio and Los Angeles that stops in Alpine. You can rent a car and take Highway 118 North to Fort Davis. (About 1/2 hour)

Did You Know?

Painting of the first Fort Davis by Authur Lee.

On October 23, 1854, General Persifor F. Smith, in command of the Department of Texas, issued the order officially establishing Fort Davis. Smith, who had personally selected the site, named the post in honor of Secretary of War Jefferson Davis.