Fort Davis was an active military post from 1854 to 1891, except for a brief period during and following the Civil War. In
1867, four companies of the 9th U.S. Cavalry rode
into the fort to reestablish and rebuild the
military post. All of the regiments of Buffalo
Soldiers— including the 9th and 10th U.S.
Cavalry and the 24th and 25th U.S.
Infantry—were headquartered here at some point
during the Indian Wars period. The site highlights the
experiences of the Buffalo Soldiers in an
introductory film detailing the fort’s history, historic
buildings, parade grounds and museum exhibits.
Fort Davis National Historic Site
- Hours: Daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Admission: Age 16 and older: $3
- 101 Lt. Henry Flipper Drive, Fort Davis, TX
- Visit Website
- National Register of Historic Places