Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park

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Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park

Nevada

(702) 486-3511

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Overview

Take time to walk the paths and feel as if you were from a time past when, from this lonely outpost, the desert stretched away to the distant mountains. The first permanent non-native settlers in the Las Vegas Valley were a group of Mormon missionaries who built an adobe fort along Las Vegas Creek in 1855. These settlers successfully farmed the area by diverting water from the creek. Today, the park includes a remnant of the original adobe fort, which serves as a visitor center with interpretive displays. The center contains exhibits on the history of the site, as well as historic artifacts.

Map of Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort (NV)

Latitude, Longitude: 36.180492, -115.133702

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Activities

  • Historic Sites

    The park includes a remnant of the original adobe fort, which contains interpretive displays. The visitor center contains exhibits on the history of the site, as well as historic artifacts. Historic interpretation is the main focus of the park.

Seasonality/Weather

During June, July, and August, expect highs to be from 100-106 degrees F. Fall and spring are mild from highs in the 60s to 90s, and winter months are cool at highs in the 50s to 60s.

The park and visitor center are open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday, year-round.

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Directions

Driving

Old Vegas Mormon State Historic Park is located in downtown Las Vegas, at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue.

Flying

The Las Vegas airport is the closest airport to the park.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(702) 486-3511

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