• 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?

Photo of post hospital Fort Davis 1880s.

Doctors hired by the U.S. Army in the 19th century were some of the best trained physicians in the United States. The army examination for surgeons and assistant surgeons was rigorous and complex.