Fort Davis National Historic Site was authorized on September 8, 1961, and soon after it was established on July 4, 1963. This historical site is located on approximately 520 acres of land on the northern edge of the town of Fort Davis, in Jeff Davis County, Texas.
This unincorporated community (Fort Davis), is within the Davis Mountains of West Texas and the historic site was created to protect one of the best-preserved Indian Wars' frontier sites in the Southwest of the United States. To access this historical site, visitors can use the I-10 on the north or US 90 on the south before eventually reaching the historic site using TX 17 and TX 118.
Once at the Fort Davis National Historic Site, visitors can get to appreciate a lot of attractive features. For example, the site has 24 historic buildings that have been restored and over 100 ruins and foundations that are a part of the Fort Davis National Historic Site.
Five of the historic buildings have been rebuilt to 1880s designs and craftsmanship, making it a lot easier for visitors to envision what the fort was like at its peak. There are also living history demonstrations and self-guided tours of the fort to help visitors envision life during these times.
Besides these attractions, Fort Davis National Historic Site is also an excellent place for visitors to explore other interests including recreational activities like hiking, and interpretive programs. Some of the amenities in the park to facilitate these activities include restrooms, a picnic area, visitor center, and a museum/exhibit.
There also park trails that connect this historic site to the Davis Mountains State Park. Dogs are allowed into Fort Davis National Historic Site although dog owners should be aware that there will be some restrictions. For example, specific areas of the historic site are out-of-bounds to dogs and other pets.
For other areas of the Fort Davis National Historic Site that visitors and their dogs can visit, the dogs should always be put on a leash. Additionally, if your dog is not on a leash, then they should be kept in a safe and secure enclosure. Be a responsible pet parent and keep your dog from bothering other park visitors.