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About Our Site

 

Fort Bridger State Historic Site maintains and interprets historic structures and remnants from its 5 eras of occupation which include the Mountain Men, Mormons, Military, Milkbarn/ Motel and Museum. The site also interprets the many trails that came through Fort Bridger including the Oregon Trail, California Trail, Mormon Pioneer Trail, Pony Express Trail, Overland Trail, Cherokee Trail and Lincoln Highway. The fort is not far off the interstate and is a great place to stop, relax and learn our history.

Visit Jim Bridger's famous trading post on The Oregon Trail as well as the fort built by the US Army and the old hotel on the Lincoln Highway.

Fort Bridger is located in southwest Wyoming approximately three miles off I-80 (exit 34). The site includes 37 acres with 27 historic structures, 4 historic replica structures, and 6 modern structures. Some natural sights you will find at Fort Bridger include the Groshon Creek, aspen groves, and many historic pines from the military era.

 

Fort-Bridger-Entrance

The entrance to the Fort Bridger State Historic Site featuring David Clark’s statue of Jim Bridger.​

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Replica of Jim Bridger’s Trading Post.​

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This building was built as an infantry barracks, used as a milk barn, and now serves as the museum.​

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The 1884 Commanding Officer’s Quarters.

Groshon-Creek

The Groshon Creek flows through the middle of the fort.​

Fort Bridger Hosts July 4th Kids Extreme Day

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Celebrate Independence Day with some good old-fashioned family fun at Fort Bridger State Historic Site during the 9th Annual 4th of July Kids Extreme Day beginning at 11 a.m.

The annual American Legion 4th of July parade will travel through the town of Fort Bridger and end at the entrance to the State Historic Site. 

After the parade, everyone is invited into the Fort to enjoy many fun activities, which will focus this year on the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of 1868 and the arrival of the Union Pacific Railroad.  Prizes will be awarded and everyone can enjoy homemade root beer, cookies, and other refreshments.

The day’s events are free and everyone is welcome. For more information please call 307-782-3842.

 

   
Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails
A Division of Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6323www.wyoparks.org

 

 

 

History of Fort Bridger

*Click the green markers on the image below to find out more about that section of Fort Bridger's history:

The wheel of the historical hub of trade and travel was painted by Bonnie LaFond and depicts the five eras of Fort Bridger History.

 

 

 
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Site Status

 

We are open! Please view our hours below to find a good time to visit!

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Hours

 

Museum:

  • May to September: Open Daily 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • October to April: Open Fri-Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Historic Buildings:

  • May to September: Open Daily 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Grounds:

  • Open year-round, sunrise to sunset

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