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Fort Fetterman is open to the public during the summer. A restored officers’ quarters and an ordnance warehouse have interpretive exhibits and artifacts of the fort’s history, Fetterman City and its Indian predecessors. You are encouraged to walk the grounds where interpretive signs describe the fort’s buildings and activities.

Fort Fetterman Hosts Independence Day Celebration


 Experience an old-fashioned Independence Day celebration during the Fort Fetterman Day celebration near Douglas, July 4.

The celebration begins with a 5k cross-country run at 7 a.m. followed at 8 a.m. with a flag dedication, flag raising and free pancake breakfast.

Other events during the celebration include living history demonstrations, a frontier gambler, cemetery tours, old-fashioned children’s games, wagon rides, craft and food vendors and a day of family fun.

Fort Fetterman was completed in July of 1867. It contained quarters for 300 enlisted men and the necessary officers.

Included in the fort were a hospital with 15 beds, stables for 50 horses, a corral capable of holding 50 six-mule wagons and their teams, an ice-house, a root-house, a granary, a bake house, blacksmith shops, sawmills, a saddle shop, a paint shop, and laundresses’ quarters.

Today visitors can walk the historic grounds and tour the restored officers’ quarters and ordnance warehouse. A gazebo overlooks the North Platte River, allowing one a place to ponder just how much life in Wyoming has changed over the last 150 years.

The military abandoned the Fort in 1882. It persisted for a time as Fetterman City, but declined rapidly when Douglas was established 11 miles away with the arrival of the railroad in 1886.

Come experience this fascinating piece of Wyoming history for yourself this Independence Day!

Fort Fetterman State Historic Site is located at 752 State Hwy. 93 near Douglas, Wyo.

For more information, call Mel Glover at 307-358-9288.


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COVID-19 Coronavirus
Important Information:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all Wyoming State Park: overnight camping facilities, cabins, yurts, group sites/shelters, showerhouses, some non-essential restrooms, and playgrounds are closed until further notice.

All parks currently remain open for day-use outdoor recreation activities including: trailheads, hiking/biking trails, boat ramps, fishing access, essential restrooms, individual picnic areas/tables. Normal park fees apply; visitors are urged to use fee canisters. 

State Historic Sites are closed to the general public until further notice. 

While we encourage citizens to enjoy the great outdoors while maintaining social distances, please know the Governor has also urged citizens to stay home whenever possible. This is an ever-changing situation. 









 Fort Fetterman State Historic Site
 752 WY-93
 Douglas, WY 82633

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