Things To Do
Begin your visit at the visitor center and museum and see the 15-minute video on the history of the fort.
Photo by Max Kandler
Follow the daily routine of a soldier as you listen to the bugle calls or journey back into time as the sound presentation of an 1875 dress retreat parade plays throughout the fort at scheduled times.
Photo by Mark Texel
Take a hike. Trails lead to a spectacular overlook of the fort and connect with trails of Davis Mountains State Park. Ask for a trail map in the Visitor Center.
Complete a Junior Ranger program. There is one available for all age groups. Plan to stay 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Curriculum-based education programs are also available for school groups, grades K-12. See FOR TEACHERS or call the park for details (432) 426-3224 ext. 224.
Did You Know?
Scurvy swept the garrison at Fort Davis in the spring of 1868, and the post surgeon, Daniel Weisel, stressed the necessity of including plenty of fresh vegetables in the diet. In 1869 he persuaded Colonel Merritt, the fort’s commander, to start a post garden.