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“well preserved and nice hike”

Fort Davis National Historic Site
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Fort Davis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A restored cavalry post that is open to the public.
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We spent a couple hours visiting the historic site. It is nicely done with friendly rangers. The buildings that are fully restored and furnished are welled signed with lots of good info. The rest of the buildings are neat and give a feel for the overall size if the fort
We took a short hike above the valley that gives a nice birds eye view of the fort and the area surrounding. It is behind the 2 story officers houses and well marked.

Thank stonestacker52
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

Spent an enjoyable morning at the fort. We found the movie helpful in putting the fort into context. As with most National Park units, the museum and interpretation is decent. The trails that you're asked to stay on are a bit obscure and in some places hard to determine if you're on or off them - a bit strange for an agency that loves to keep you on their trails! Enjoyed hiking up the nature trail to an overlook of the fort - great view of the fort and surrounding area. If you're in the area or a history buff, don't miss it.

Thank Dee H
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

Fort Davis is one of the best preserved/rebuilt forts of old Texas. This fort does a better job of giving one a sense of what fort life was really like in west Texas in the middle 1800's. There was a great difference between the officers and enlisted men, and the displays bring that out vividly. most chiling was the hospital and medical displays. Essentially, if you got sick and the doc did not kill you, you were on your own to get better. The officers and their wives did not fare much better.

Be sure to go on one of the escorted tours. the Docents are very knowledgeable and give interpretations of the Fort not conveyed by the exhibits. and don't miss the Movie, which i would recommend first before starting with the Museum.

i would allow at least 3 hours to see it all.

2  Thank TXRVer09
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Reviewed 2 February 2013

It was raining & cold so we made a quick stop to take some pics. The weather gave the place an eerie feel, just wished we could have spent more time. We really enjoyed the old buildings.

Thank Brittney F
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

Takes about an hour to go through and it is very interesting! Short film was very helpful to begin and it is a nice walk around the grounds. National Park Service always does a good job.

Thank RKAustin
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