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Fort Bridger

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PO Box 35
Fort Bridger, WY 82933
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307-782-3842
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General Location
Southwestern Wyoming
Hours
8am to sunset, daily
Season
Year-round
Price
$4
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Established by the famous mountain man 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. This is the site used for one of the biggest mountain man rendezvous in the country, held every Labor Day weekend.

Hours
8am to sunset, daily
Season
Year-round
Attraction Highlights
National Historic Site, Museum
Price
$4

Basic Directions

Fort Bridger State Historic Site can be reached by taking Interstate 80, Exit 34 then going approximately 3 miles south of Evanston, Wyoming.

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