• Photo by: Max Kandler

    Fort Davis

    National Historic Site Texas

Your Safety

For your safety please remember:

  • Children should always be accompanied by an adult while visiting the park
  • No running while in the park
  • No walking,sitting, or standing on ruins or foundations
  • Secure valuables in your vehicle
  • Do not enter areas or roads that are closed to the general public
  • In warm weather heat may be deadly to children or pets left unattended in vehicles
  • In cold weather be aware of ice on sidewalks, steps, and in parking lot (use handrails where available)
  • Three drinking fountains are available at the park-inside the Visitor Center, outside the Auditorium, and in front of the Commanding Officer's Quarters. Water bottles are availavble for purchase in the Visitor Center. The drinking fountains outside the Auditorium and in front of the Commanding Officer's Quarters are turned off from November to March because of freezing weather.

Did You Know?

Painting of the first Fort Davis by Auther Lee.

After Texas joined the Confederacy, Fort Davis was garrisoned by Companies C and D of the 2d Texas Mounted Rifles. Among the Confederate officers to command Fort Davis in 1861-1862 were Captain William C. Adams and Lieutenants Reuben Mays and William White.