1905 SW Frontage Road
Van Horn, TX 79855
Phone: (432) 283-7444
Fax: (432) 283-7234
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Mo to Su from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PMFort Davis is an integral part of America's military history and is a site of national importance. The strategy behind building the fort was to protect the travellers, mail coaches and other people who travelled to California in the pursuit of gold. Comanches, Kiowas, and Apaches were the main tribes that spelled trouble for the travellers and soldiers at Fort Davis patrolled the area on a regular basis. Eventually, in 1891 the site was abandoned and was neglected for seventy long years, only to be recognized as a national historic site in 1961.