• 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?

First Fort Davis painting by Auther Lee.

Assistant Surgeon Albert J. Myer, who served at Fort Davis in 1855, developed a new military signaling system. Myer was promoted to major in 1860 and appointed Chief Signal Officer of the U.S. Army. He is known as the Father of the Signal Corps.