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Fort Bridger State Historic Site

Fort Bridger, WY
+1 307-782-3842
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Very Restored Army Fort, but area very historical

The Fort is so middle class sterile it was nothing like the original. Worth a stop for the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Chico, California
Essential US West history stop. And way-cool mountain man info!

It's not glitzy but Ft. Bridger never was. Some US Army fort buildings nicely restored but there... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
Lynn S
College Park, Maryland
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Established in 1843 by Jim Bridger and Louis Vasquez as a trading post for travelers along the Overland Trails. Between 1853 and 1857 it was a Mormon Trading Post for emigrants to Utah. From 1857 to 1890 it was a US Army Post with several companies of infantry assigned to frontier protection. In addition to an authentic reconstruction of the Bridger-Vasquez fort, many historic structures from the military period still exist on site and are open for tours daily 9-5 from May 1 through September 30. In the off season from October 1 to April 30, the Museum building and grounds are open Fri-Sun 9-5 (weather permitting).
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  • Average7%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Fort Bridger, WY
+1 307-782-3842
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Fort is so middle class sterile it was nothing like the original. Worth a stop for the exhibits and the history of the surrounding area. A great jump off for those interested in Mountain Men of the past. When Jim Bridger founded the Fort...More

Thank ManOfC0nstantS0rr0w
Reviewed 2 October 2016

It's not glitzy but Ft. Bridger never was. Some US Army fort buildings nicely restored but there are several other sites that offer that as well and a bit better (e.g. Fort Laramie). What makes Ft. Bridger unique is the story of mountain man Jim...More

1  Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This place was worth the stop. Interesting going through the buildings and the exhibits. It took me between 1-2 hours to take in everything.

1  Thank OnTheRoadAgain1056
Reviewed 20 September 2016

It's like a visit to yesteryear. An authentic and well restored fort with a significant historical past. Well worth the time if you're willing to exit the freeway for a few momoments of historical happenings.

Thank gkeager
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We came to see the Mountain Man Rendezvous the last of August to the first of September. It is an experience worth doing at least once if you are in the area. It is a whole bucket load of Western Americana. From Native American dancers...More

Thank rocTheWest
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I have read about Jim and the trading post in books for years. But, being there was the high light of our vacation. Just being in the old trading post on the Oregon trial and standing in the footsteps of the first folks to drive...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 26 August 2016

So there are two reasons why I say to keep time in mind when visiting here. 1) You may take longer than you thought you would to see everything. It doesn't seem like it would take a long time to see because not everything seems...More

2  Thank lngwlksnbdwthr
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is close off the road from I-80 and is not very well advertised. It is worth seeing but there is not a lot to see.

Thank Ruth P
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This was a very interesting stop for us on a road trip with the grandsons. We especially enjoyed the museum and the video about the history of the fort. Jim Bridger's Trading Post was a nice touch for the boys, but I enjoyed seeing the...More

Thank Connie C
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Beautiful well manicured park and lawns with displays on how life was at Fort Bridger. Lots of shade trees, and if you time it right they have mountain man re-enactments and living history with craftsmen and women who show you how it was done in...More

Thank NevadaHudson
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Noir N
26 October 2016|
Response from rocTheWest | Reviewed this property |
Fort Bridger State Historical Site Hours of Operation ***Note: These hours will become effective starting October 1st, 2016. Museum: May to September: Open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Daily October to April: Open 9:00 AM - 5:00... More