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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.​

Fort Bridger Mountain Man Rendezvous This Weekend

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Visitors are invited to experience the Fur Trade Rendezvous era of the early-1800s during the 46th Annual Fort Bridger Mountain Man Rendezvous August 31 through September 3. The rendezvous is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

This widely popular celebration of the mountain man is one of the largest gatherings in the nation.

This event features food, shopping, kids activities, music, dancing, marksmanship competitions, and more.

"The Fort Bridger Rendezvous welcomes thousands of visitors each year from around the nation and the world," says Chris Floyd, Shoshone District Manager. "The event is a great way to experience authentic living history and to have some fun at the same time."

Admission for the general public is $5 for everyone 12 years and up. State regulations prohibit alcohol consumption. Dogs are welcome; however, please review the dog policy before bringing your dog(s) as violators will be fined. 7-15-09-052jpg-small-1

Also, visitors dressed in pre-1840s attire, head-to-toe enter free.

For more information, please visit www.fortbridgerrendezvous.net/.

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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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