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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.

 

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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.​

Camp at Fort Bridger 1859-style

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Learn about the charms and challenges of surviving during the mid-1800s at Fort Bridger’s “Camping Like it’s 1859” program.

Camp at Fort Bridger up to three consecutive nights from July 26 through August 11 for a historical camping trip at Fort Bridger. The trip includes one tent of your choice, cots, cookware, games, historical recipes and ideas for historical games. The cost is $59 per night.

This program is inspired by a book written by Randolph Macy and published in 1859 called “The Prairie Traveler.” It was a guidebook for travelers across the West at the time filled with advice on camping, cooking, hunting, survival, etc.

For information or to register, call 307-782-3842 or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make a reservation. Hurry before the camp fills up!

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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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 Fort Bridger State Historic Site
 37000 I-80BL
 Fort Bridger, WY 82933

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