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“Good history trip, and well maintained”

Fort Davis National Historic Site
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Fort Davis
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Owner description: A restored cavalry post that is open to the public.
Reviewed 8 August 2014

I liked visiting Fort Davis. It's very well maintained, and a good amount to see. Also took a souvenir coffee mug home.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Fort Davis is one of America's best surviving examples of an Indian Wars' frontier military post in the Southwest. Fort Davis's primary role of safeguarding the west Texas frontier against the Comanches and Apaches continued until 1881. In June 1891, as a result of the army's efforts to consolidate its frontier garrisons, Fort Davis was ordered abandoned, having "outlived its usefulness. "Seventy years later, in 1961, the fort was authorized as a national historic site, a unit of the National Park Service.

1  Thank Reinberg
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

This is living history at its best.... there is allot to see... weather was great for the walk around the old ruins and renovations.....

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

I went here quite a bit when I was a child, and had not been back in about 30 years. They have added to the charm of the fort, really letting you feel like it must have been back then.

1  Thank Kimberly D
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

What a great treasure in American history. Unfortunately, the US over time has not maintained these types of structures for future generations. More recently, they have attempted to salvage some of the buildings, and put new roofs on most of the buildings. There is a lot of work to be done to bring them back to a level to add to this historic site. You have to love the story about how the west was won for this to interest you. It is certainly worth the visit. Rangers on site were great.

Thank Staunchest
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