Fort Bridger State Historic Site

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Facility:Fort Bridger State Historic Site
Description: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. There is no camping available at Fort Bridger.

Annual Mountain Man Rendezvous: Held Labor Day Weekend. Sponsored by the Fort Bridger Rendezvous Association.

Halloween Tours of Fort. Sponsored by the Fort Bridger Historical Association. October 26.
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Address 1:Interstate 80, Exit 34
Address 2:
City:Ft. Bridger
State/Province:WY
Zip Code:82933
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Hours:Site Grounds open year-round 8 a.m. to sunset, daily.

Museum: May 1-Sept. 30: 9 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Daily. Weekends and by appointment when staff is available. Oct. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Weekends and by appointment when staff is available. Nov. 1 - Apr. 30: Closed.
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Telephone:(307) 782-3842
Website:http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/Sites/FortBridger/index.asp
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