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About Our Site - Fort Fred Steele

 

This frontier Army post, which served as a hub for both the military and Wyoming’s lumber and livestock industries, is located just off I-80 at Exit 228. This frontier Army post has a fascinating history interlacing transportation with the military and the growth of the lumber and livestock industries in Wyoming. Fort Fred Steele State Historic Site is administered by the Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails, Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

A View into the Past

Today many of the foundations are visible but very few structures are intact. Fort Steele State Historic Site offers an excellent opportunity for the preservation and interpretation of Wyoming’s diverse cultural heritage. Although the number of structures has declined over the years what remains standing is living testimony to the flourishing and subsequent passing of several frontiers.

Fort Fred Steele 150th Anniversary Program Focuses on Union Pacific

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The fifth program in the Fort Fred Steele 150th Anniversary Celebration Series focuses on the Union Pacific Railroad, from 1 – 4 p.m.July 21 on the grounds of the fort.

The Union Pacific Railroad rolled into Wyoming late in 1867 and laid tracks through many Wyoming communities in 1868, including Laramie, Hanna, Rawlins, Rock Springs, Green River and Evanston.

Celebrations and events are planned in each of these Wyoming communities, including the 150th Union Pacific Railroad Celebration at Fort Steele on July 21. Join our guest speakers as they explore the feat of this transcontinental railroad.

Cake and refreshments will be served. For more information call Steve Horn, 307-320-3013 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Other programs during the summer-long series are titled Mining in Carbon County: A Storyboard Walk, Aug. 4; State Parks on I-80: A Storyboard Walk. Aug. 18; and Tie Hacks, Sept. 1.

Fort Fred Steele is located at Exit 228 on I-80 east of Rawlins.

For more information call Steve Horn, 307-320-3013 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

   
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

 

 

 

 
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Site Status

 

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

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Hours

 

Fort Steele is open daily from 9 AM to 7 PM.

Season

  • May 1st through November 15th.
  • Site is closed from November 16th through April 30th.