Fort Bridger State Museum and Historic Site

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Fort Bridger State Museum and Historic Site

Wyoming

(307) 782-3842

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Overview

Established by Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez in 1843 as an emigrant supply stop along the Oregon Trail. It was obtained by the Mormons in the early 1850s, and then became a military outpost in 1858. In 1933, the property was dedicated as a Wyoming Historical Landmark and Museum. There are several restored historical buildings from the military time period, a reconstructed of the trading post operated by Jim Bridger, and an interpretive archaeological site containing the base of the cobble rock wall built by the Mormons during their occupation of the fort. All of these locations are signed in Braille. In addition, a museum containing artifacts from the various different historical time periods is housed in the 1888 stone barracks building. There are gift shops in both museums and the reconstructed trading post. Here at Fort Bridger Historic Site the past comes alive through costumed interpreters, museum displays, and a reconstruction of Jim Bridger's trading post.

Map of Fort Bridger State Museum & (WY)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.312887, -110.389252

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Activities

  • Historic Sites

    Visit the historical buildings and museums to learn more about the area's rich history.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic areas are available.

Seasonality/Weather

Most site grounds are open year round; exhibit buildings closed after Labor Day weekend - May 31; museum/visitor center closed November 1 - March 31; museum/visitor center open weekends only April & October.

Directions

Driving

Fort Bridger State Historic Site sits three miles off Interstate 80 at exit #34, approximately 30-miles east of Evanston, Wyoming. The snow capped Uinta Mountains are visible to the south and a channel of the Black Fork River.

Phone Numbers

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(307) 782-3842

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