A Frontier Post

Fort Davis is one of the best surviving examples of an Indian Wars' frontier military post in the Southwest. From 1854 to 1891, Fort Davis was strategically located to protect emigrants, mail coaches, and freight wagons on the Trans-Pecos portion of the San Antonio-El Paso Road and on the Chihuahua Trail. Read More

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Buffalo Soldiers

They joined for a better life and to fight for their country. Serving West Texas from 1867 to 1885.

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Fort Davis NHS Hiking Trails

Fort Davis National Historic Site offers 4 miles of back and front country hiking.

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History & Culture

History & Culture of Fort Davis.

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Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger Program at Fort Davis.

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Special use includes non-personal videography, after hour photography, weddings and other non-typical park uses and times.

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Handbook of Fort Davis online.

This is the complete online copy of the Historical Handbook No. 38 titled Fort Davis.

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WNPA Partner - Park Store!

Tee-Shirts, mugs, passport cancellation stamps, and more

Last updated: March 3, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1379
101 Lt. Flipper Dr. #1379

Fort Davis, TX 79734



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