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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.

 

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

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Replica of Jim Bridger’s Trading Post.​

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

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The 1884 Commanding Officer’s Quarters.

Groshon-Creek

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

Ft. Bridger State Historic Site to host Haunted Historian

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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.

 

 

 

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Site Status

 

 We are open! Please view our hours below to find a good time to visit!

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Hours

 

Museum:

  • May 1 to September 30: Open Daily 9 AM - 5:00 PM
  • October 1 to April 30: Open Fri-Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Historic Buildings:

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

Grounds:

  • Open year-round, sunrise to sunset

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Phone Number

 

307-782-3842

 

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 Location

 

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

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