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

Mounted Buffalo Soldiers

Buffalo Soldiers

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

Hiking Trail Maps

Fort Davis NHS Hiking Trails

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

Soldiers out on parade ground ready for a march.

History & Culture

History & Culture of Fort Davis.

An 1800s soldier in blue wool holds two camels with packed saddles on the fort grounds.

Fee Free Days

Six Free Admission days to all National Parks in 2021

Junior Ranger Badge that says Fort Davis on it

Junior Ranger Program

Kids can become junior rangers by completing a scavenger hunt around the park!

A soldier in blue wool outfit on one knee proposing to his future bride and her daughter.


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

A red, white, and blue book cover with Fort Davis written in block lettering.

Handbook of Fort Davis online.

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

Tee-Shirts mugs and more

WNPA Partner - Park Store!

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

Last updated: April 6, 2023

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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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