Spring break activities planned at Fort Davis National Historic Site

Courtesy National Park Service
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 2:24pm

Just a little more than three hours drive from El Paso is one of the best surviving examples of a frontier military post in the Southwest.

Fort Davis is located within the Davis Mountains, the site was established in 1854 in order to protect emigrant travelers, mail coaches and freight wagons on the San Antonio - El Paso route as well as the Chihuahua Trail from attacks from the Mescalero Apaches and Comanche Indians.

The National Park Service hosts activities annually around Spring Break for families to learn about Texas' rich history and experience living history including 1880s baseball, artillery fire, historic weapons demonstrations, and Victorian Ladies' fashions.

The Spring Break activities kick off Saturday, March 8th and runs through Saturday March 15th. Each day, the park will host living history soldiers and ladies in addition to various other programs. The park opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m.

For more information about specific events, please go to the  Fort Davis National Historical Site website or you can call (432) 426-3224 ext. 220 for more information.

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