Fort Bridger Historic Site
• parks - $4.00
• historic sites - $2.00
• annual - $33.00
• parks - $6.00
• historic site - $4.00
• annual - $53.00
Additional Vehicle Permit
2015 Events at Fort Bridger
April 4th 10 am
Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Mountain View Lions Club.
May 1 – Sept. 30th
Museum and Jim Bridger’s Trading Post Replica open DAILY
June 1-Labor Day (September 7th, 2015) :
Museum, Jim Bridger’s Trading Post Replica, all exhibit buildings and Post Trader’s Store open DAILY. Costumed staff on-site.
8 am. Memorial Day Flag Raising Ceremony--American Legion and VFW
4th of July 11 am – 3 pm:
Annual Kids Xtreme Event. This year Buffalo Bill and Jo will present their traveling show that highlights the 125th year of Wyoming's Statehood.
Late July or early August:
Moonlite Tours of the Fort. date TBA
All Summer —depending on the availability of archaeologists and weather permitting: on-going archaeological research
Annual Mountain Man Rendezvous
Oct. 30 or 31st:
Halloween Tours of Fort Bridger
About Fort Bridger
Fort Bridger State Historic Site can be reached by taking Interstate 80, Exit 34 then going approximately 3 miles to the town of Ft.Bridger. The site is on the south side of the highway behind the bronze statue of Jim Bridger.
Established by Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez in 1843 as an emigrant supply stop along the Oregon Trail. It was obtained by the Mormons in the early 1850s, and then became a military outpost in 1858. In 1933, the property was dedicated as a Wyoming Historical Landmark and Museum.
There are several restored historical buildings from the military time period, a reconstructed of the trading post operated by Jim Bridger, and an interpretive archaeological site containing the base of the cobble rock wall built by the Mormons during their occupation of the fort. All of these locations are signed in Braille. In addition, a museum containing artifacts from the various different historical time periods is housed in the 1888 stone barracks building. There are gift shops in both the museum and the reconstructed trading post. There is no camping available at Fort Bridger.
Ft. Bridger Historical Association
PO Box 112
Fort Bridger, WY 82933
call Tisa at 307-782-3842
Site Grounds Hours:
Site Grounds open 8 am to dark--April 1 - Oct. 31. There are no services during the winter.
Open 8:30 am - 5 pm May 1 - Sept. 30, Open weekends 9 - 4:30 in April and October.
Replica of Bridger's Trading Post Hours:
9 am - 4:30 p.m. May 1 - Sept. 30th.