Fort Davis, a historical site maintained by the National Park Service, is one of the best surviving examples of a frontier military post in the Southwest. During the Indian Wars (1854-1891), Fort Davis was strategically located to protect emigrants, mail coaches, and freight wagons on the Trans-Pecos portion of the road from San Antonio to El Paso. They offer special events and “Fee Free” days throughout the year and also sponsor a Junior Rangers program with a scavenger hunt to engage younger visitors. Click on the links below for a preview of what there is to see!
If you’re planning a trip to the McDonald Observatory, be sure to see Fort Davis while you’re in the beautiful Davis Mountains of West Texas!