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About Our Site


Fort Bridger State Historic Site maintains and interprets historic structures and remnants from its 5 eras of occupation which include the Mountain Men, Mormons, Military, Milkbarn/ Motel and Museum. The site also interprets the many trails that came through Fort Bridger including the Oregon Trail, California Trail, Mormon Pioneer Trail, Pony Express Trail, Overland Trail, Cherokee Trail and Lincoln Highway. The fort is not far off the interstate and is a great place to stop, relax and learn our history.

Visit Jim Bridger's famous trading post on The Oregon Trail as well as the fort built by the US Army and the old hotel on the Lincoln Highway.

Fort Bridger is located in southwest Wyoming approximately three miles off I-80 (exit 34). The site includes 37 acres with 27 historic structures, 4 historic replica structures, and 6 modern structures. Some natural sights you will find at Fort Bridger include the Groshon Creek, aspen groves, and many historic pines from the military era.



The entrance to the Fort Bridger State Historic Site featuring David Clark’s statue of Jim Bridger.​


Replica of Jim Bridger’s Trading Post.​


This building was built as an infantry barracks, used as a milk barn, and now serves as the museum.​


The 1884 Commanding Officer’s Quarters.


The Groshon Creek flows through the middle of the fort.​

Ft. Bridger State Historic Site to host Haunted Historian


Fort Bridger State Historic Site is pleased to welcome the Haunted Historian (of the acclaimed podcast) on Saturday June 25.

Known over the years for paranormal activity, the site will welcome ticketed guests to explore after dark with special paranormal detection equipment. This event will focus on historical descriptions and details to explore the hidden past. Buildings around the fort will be open, equipment will be available to use, and the Haunted Historian staff will be on site.

Tickets can be purchased at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-hunt-at-fort-bridger-tickets-269247635927


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History of Fort Bridger

*Click the green markers on the image below to find out more about that section of Fort Bridger's history:

The wheel of the historical hub of trade and travel was painted by Bonnie LaFond and depicts the five eras of Fort Bridger History.





Site Status


 Fort Bridger State Historic Site grounds are open year round, sunrise to sunset.





  • May 1 to September 30: Open Daily 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • October 1 to April 30: Museum and Buildings are closed to the general public.
  • Museum and buildings can be open by appointment with advanced notice and schedule permitting. Please email Superintendant Joshua Camp at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Historic Buildings:

  • May 1 to September 30: Open Daily 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


  • Open year round, sunrise to sunset


Phone Number


Office: 307-782-3842

Superintendent Mobile: 307-870-8811





 Fort Bridger State Historic Site
 37000 I-80BL
 Fort Bridger, WY 82933

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