Fort Laramie National Historic Site
This "grand old post," established as a private fur trading fort in 1834, witnessed the entire sweeping saga of America's western expansion and Indian resistance to encroachment on their territories. Indians, trappers, traders, missionaries, emigrants, gold seekers, soldiers, cowboys and homesteaders would leave their mark on a place that would become famous in the American West. Now Fort Laramie National Historic Site activities include bird watching, fishing, hiking, and Interpretive Programs. The visitor center showcases uniforms, weapons, and artifacts that relate the varied and influential history of Fort Laramie in the 19th century western frontier. It also includes visitor orientation, an auditorium, museum and exhibits, as well as the Fort Laramie Historical Association Bookstore. Walking tours of grounds are available, including features and historic buildings. Mobility assistance is available. Come experience a piece of history in the midst of beautiful nature and scenic views. Fun for all ages, and the whole family!
Seasonality / Weather
The park grounds are open from dawn until dusk every day of the year. The Fort museum and Visitor Center is open daily,with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day, at 8:00 a.m. with extended hours during the Summer, June through August.
Located in Southeast Wyoming, along State Hwy 26. At the town of Fort Laramie, turn South on State Route 160. Follow three miles to the park entrance.