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Fort Bridger State Historic Site

Fort Bridger, WY
+1 307-782-3842
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Ft Bridger

A pleasant surprise. The site has several buildings to tour including officers quarters, jail, some... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2017
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
Well Worth a Visit

We were out on a freestyle (no real plan) road trip and saw the sign to this historic site. It was... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2017
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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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Fort Bridger, WY
+1 307-782-3842
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Reviewed May 29, 2017

A pleasant surprise. The site has several buildings to tour including officers quarters, jail, some of which are original all furnished for the period. There is a replica of the original Ft Bridger with the living quarters, blacksmith shop and store. The day I visited...More

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FortBridgerSupt, Superintendent at Fort Bridger State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2017

Thank you for visiting Fort Bridger and for providing us with such a nice review. Safe travels and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed April 18, 2017

We were out on a freestyle (no real plan) road trip and saw the sign to this historic site. It was a fun stop. Lots of well-preserved history in one place. Get out walk around and enjoy.

Thank BisonBro
FortBridgerSupt, Manager at Fort Bridger State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thank you for visiting! We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Fort Bridger Superintendent

Reviewed February 1, 2017

We go to the Mountain Man Rendezvous every Labor Day Weekend. Just for the day, it has become a family tradition. This is great for a blast to the pioneer past in its primitive form. Dress up in period clothing during this time and your...More

Thank cheryle h
Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

Easy to find right off highway - worth the stop. Learned some history, saw some deer and shopped fun nick-nacks. Best part was the history graphic on stagecoach wheel when first enter and the light-up depiction of all the routes in the area. Brings the...More

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

This was supposed to be a quick stop on our trip to Yellowstone. It truly is a hidden gem. First this place is beautiful. Second, the history is addictive. Third, the people working there were great. Do yourself a favor; stop here and spend a...More

2  Thank Thea L
Reviewed October 19, 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 October 2, 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 September 21, 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 September 20, 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 September 7, 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
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Noir N
October 25, 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