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Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site

4001 Fort Caspar Rd, Casper, WY
307/235-8462
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Casper
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Ellijay, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Casper, Wyoming
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We enjoyed looking through the outside areas! Unfortunately, we picked a day that was too hot and were looking for shaded areas as much as possible while outside. If you bring a stroller, make sure it's one with tires that can withstand a rougher terrain.

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Denver, Colorado
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145 reviews 145 reviews
75 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It only costs $1.50. You can't go wrong with the cost. There are a lot of interesting facts to learn about the History of Casper by visiting the Fort. They also have a few of the buildings from the Fort there at the museum site. Unfortunately, they were closed off when we visited due to the chance of having bad... More

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Alamosa, Colorado
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Being a living historian, re-enactor, and general history buff all my life, I try to visit as many historical sites as I can and have been to many, on three continents. Fort Caspar is small, unassuming, but, has quite the story to tell. You're walking hallowed ground. Very impressive book store, wonderfully friendly staff, great museum, and a visit to... More

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australia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
47 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Enjoyed the little museum, was so disappointed that the outside buildings were all padlocked up. We peered through tiny windows to get a glimpse od something good inside. Asked why the buildings were locked up on such a sunny day, Oh it has snowed here on the 11th of September. This just didn't make sense, when the day here was... More

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Sunrise, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Liked the exhibits in the buildings depicting military life at the time. It is spread out, so be prepared to walk a bit.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Our experience with the Fort Caspar Museum & historic Site was not quite as exciting as the one with the National Park Interpretive center. The old rebuilt buildings were interesting, and some of the posted material was enough to help you understand more about the history of the area. However, I'm not sure it was worth what we paid to... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

excellent site to learn about the events that happened in the Casper area. We toured with a large group and there was plenty of room for all of us to view the replica fort area and walk over to the river.

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Denver, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Fort Casper plays an important role in the western history of the US. The museum and grounds are very well done, allowing you a glimpse into life back then and an understanding of what was going on. Its a little bit out of the way, but worth the side trip.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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103 reviews 103 reviews
16 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Fort Caspar was the site of a bridge constructed for crossing the Platte River. The museum has preserved a lot of artifacts from the days the West was opened to the masses who traveled via the Oregon Trail. It is clearly worth stopping by for a few hours to see their collection.

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