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Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site

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Address: 4001 Fort Caspar Rd, Casper, WY
Phone Number: 307/235-8462
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Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Museum inside but was fun walking around outside to see buildings. Really enjoyed finding out more about Caspar and Casper, WY and how it all began.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Museum inside but was fun walking around outside to see buildings. Really enjoyed finding out more about Caspar and Casper, WY and how it all began.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went there on our way to south Dakota and what a pleasant surprise. So much history and the people were helpful and full of information. So glad we went.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice bit of history..visited a long time ago(10years+) .don't know what it is like now, but enjoyed it when I did visit it

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The museum and historic site were very informative, with pictures, artifacts and stories of the settling of the Casper area and Wyoming. Walking through the historic site and peering into the reconstructed fort was like taking a trip back in time.

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Wisconsin
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It was interesting to a point but it didn't take very long to go thru and there was no explanatory video to explain exactly what you were seeing. It was interesting to see the buildings set up and containing the things they would have held when the soldiers lived there. There was also a display in the museum comparing the... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a great place to visit with grade school age children. A ton of history and accurate rebuilds of a plains fort. Some of the displays are very old though. And the buildings are frequently locked. If you've never visited such a place, it's worth a visit. But be on the lookout for other forts around the state which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

There is more history in Casper or Caspar than I thought. You can learn it all, see preserved fort buildings and tour the well-done museum all in an afternoon. I was pleasantly surprised to the point that I would even go back.

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Humboldt, Arizona
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Brought my family ages 11-15 and it was kinda cool. The inside exhibits were good. But they had the outside exhibits locked up. Don't know why it was a beautiful day. Anyway, learning anything about history is always good

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A relatively unknown story, the history of this fort on the Oregon Trail is splendidly retold at this historic site. The museum displays artifacts and original drawings of the Platte Bridge station, including a depiction of the July 26th, 1865 fight between Lakota warriors and U.S. Troops. A. Portion of the original 1,000 ft. bridge that enabled pioneers to cross... More 

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Ellijay, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A reconstructed US Army Cavalry Post from the Indian fighting days, the fort is on its original foundations using sketches made by Lt. Caspar Collins, after whom the Fort was named, in 1836. The museum opened in1936. Presently, the interior rooms of the forts buildings are filled with the accoutrements of an army barracks of the period, including uniforms, tack,... More 

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Additional Information about Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site

Address: 4001 Fort Caspar Rd, Casper, WY
Phone Number: 307/235-8462
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Casper
Open Hours:
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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