Fort Davis National Historic Site

Thursday, December 29, 2005

This historic site is located in Fort Davis, Texas. The historic site also borders the Davis Mountains State Park. It is possible (and worthwhile) to hike on trails that take you from one park to the other. The trail scenery is breathtaking. To see all of the pictures taken in and around the National Historic Site, click here and click here.

A key post in the defense system of west Texas, Fort Davis played a major role in the history of the Southwest. From 1854 until 1891, troops stationed at the post protected emigrants, freighters, mail coaches, and travelers on the San Antonio to El Paso Road. Today, Fort Davis is one of the best remaining examples of a frontier military post. It is a vivid reminder of the significant role played by the military in the settlement of d development of the western frontier.

Restoration work continues so every time we visit this historic site brings new new cool stuff to look at. There are also some excellent trails to walk. ( We have been to this historic site before. )


Above, Linda looks at the Visitor Center.


Larry and Linda in the Visitor Center Museum.


270° view starting at the Hospital Steward's Quarters on the left, Post Hospital in the middle, and Officers' Row on the right.


There are hiking trails throughout the National Historic Site grounds. Some of the trails have provide very good views of the old fort. I followed the trail from Davis Mountains State Park over to Fort Davis at dawn.


The Post Hospital at down from a scenic overlook.


The entire fort from a scenic overlook.

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