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Historic Fort Davis lantern light tour is November 11 FORT DAVIS - Saturday, November 11 will be a very special time at Fort Davis National Historic Site. That evening the public is invited to tour the old fort by lanterns as more than 40 staff members and volunteers help to recreate events that took place when the army occupied the old post. ‘First-timers’ and those who have been on past tours are in for a real treat as the events depicted have not been done on tours in previous years. For example, the scene at the commanding officer’s quarters will focus on the move of the Presidio County seat from Fort Davis to Marfa. The scene at the post hospital will take place in the northward. Those on the tours will be some of the first visitors to actually step inside the ward as the flooring in this room was just put in this past summer. “Happenings” that took place during the Victorio Campaign – the largest military operation involving troops from the fort – will be acted out in the restored and refurnished enlisted men’s barracks.The tours last about one hour and are scheduled every 20 minutes beginning at 6:10 PM. They are free, but because only a limited number of visitors can be accommodated on each tour, reservations are required. To make reservations or to learn more about this very special evening, please call Fort Davis NHS at (432) 426-3224, ext. 20.
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