• Photo by: Max Kandler

    Fort Davis

    National Historic Site Texas

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  • Museum Closure

    The park auditorium is undergoing major rehabilitation and can only accommodate 15 persons watching the film at once. We play it every half hour, or on an as needed basis. Completion date; spring 2015. Everything else is open, as usual, at the park.

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?

9th Cavalry on parade Fort Davis in the 1870s.

Units of the 9th and 10th Cavalry and 24th and 25th Infantry served at Fort Davis from 1867 through 1885. Organized after the Civil War with African American soldiers with white officers, these units compiled a notable record on the Indian frontier.