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.
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?
Fort Davis is located 400 miles from San Antonio and 200 miles from Franklin (present-day El Paso) on the San Antonio-El Paso Road. The road experienced an upsurge of traffic in the early 1850s following the discovery of gold in California.