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Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site

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Great place to capture Casper history

A lot to see here. When you first walk in the gift shop you see the gift shop off to the left... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Casper, Wyoming
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Interesting spot.

Low key displays, but well-done nonetheless. Worth the stop. Some interesting facts in the museum... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John F
Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A lot to see here. When you first walk in the gift shop you see the gift shop off to the left. Can get some great treasures for a reasonable price. The museum inside is very well done and quite informative. Outside is even more...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Low key displays, but well-done nonetheless. Worth the stop. Some interesting facts in the museum that are not commonly known.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank John F
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

I took my wife and Daughter to see the FT. Caspar Museum. It was terrific. It allowed my 9 yr old to understand the old days easy but aso made it clear to undeesrand to adults also! lol....their displays are well done, and the best...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank T4875WYkevinm
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Rich in history of the Platte Bridge Station and how Casper was named this is a wonderful, preserved exhibits of the day with a fabulous museum and gift shop. Great for any age.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank WyoGirl2012
Reviewed October 27, 2018

If you want to see a fort with stone/wood walls, this is not a place to visit. There are historical buildings with furnishings and historical interpretations. The purpose of Fort Casper is to protect the river crossing. Man has altered the river flow. However we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Texas_Travel_1
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Unfortunately, the outer fort buildings were closed when I arrived but I had an interesting time looking at the exhibits inside the main building. Interesting display on the local "cavalry" brass and drum band. I very interesting display traced the evolution of plains Indian fling...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RonTSmithers_B_C_
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Or maybe Fort Casper is instructive because it is so small. Brought up on Hollywood movies, I thought of Western forts as enormous with lots of room inside and big guardhouses. Instead, Fort Casper consisted of modest size log cabins. It was not even fully...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SusanKayH
Reviewed September 11, 2018

We were lucky enough to arrive as the gentleman was about to unlock the fort and he was kind enough to give us a guided tour. Wow, it was brilliant, so much knowledge really brought the place to life. Even without the tour this is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Pandora5862
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The fort was rebuilt in 1933. It appears to have been done very well and all the rooms have been furnished just as if it were 1870s.A must see and only $3 Or $4 for entry. The museum explains the history of the fort and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank briananthony142
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

As expected the museum covers a small and relatively unimportant fort on the trails west. Nicely recreated structures. Museum is a bonus. It cleverly points out some errors in the history of the fort, including depiction of Collin Casper. Extra bonus is the unexpected boom...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank tomhemling
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August 1, 2018|
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Response from krtex | Reviewed this property |
We saw a dog there in the outside area not in the museum.
Sharon B
May 30, 2017|
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Response from sonjab279 | Reviewed this property |
Caspar Collins Day is July 22, 2017.