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Fort Davis National Historic Site

Highway 118, Fort Davis, TX 79734, USA

Fort Davis, established in 1854, was the first military post to guard the route westward and offer haven by the precious waters of Limpia Creek. Col. John R. Baylor's Confederate cavalry brigade reached Fort Davis on April 13, 1861, and Union troops withdrew in compliance with orders already received from Brig. Gen. David E Twiggs. The Confederates remained there for a few months, then vacated the post. Federal troops returned in June 1867, but little of value remained and construction ensued.


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From El Paso: Take I-10 east to Van Horn. At Van Horn take Highway 90 east. Just south of Valentine take Highway 505 and then 166 east. Turn left on Highway 17 and follow it to Fort Davis or continue south on Highway 90 to Marfa and then turn left on Highway 17 to Fort Davis. Alternate Route: From Van Horn take I-10 east to Kent and then turn south on 118 to Fort Davis. (About 4 hours)

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, limited handicapped access, gift shop, museum, video, visitor center, trails, hiking, junior ranger program for kids

Regular Events

June-mid-August: third-person living history.

Available Interpretation

interpreters dressed in period clothing are stationed at some of the buildings during the summer months and spring break (mid-March).

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Adults $3.00, children (15 and under) free


Daily: 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Closed on major holidays



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