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Fort Laramie National Historic Site

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A very interesting historic site

We spent half a day here. Quite a number of conserved historic buildings including a barracks laid... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St Helens, United Kingdom
Fascinating insight into the development of The West and the character of The Pioneers

An excellent site with loads of history preserved meticulously, as always, by the National Park... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2019
Alistair J
Scotland, United Kingdom
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965 Gray Rocks Rd, Fort Laramie, WY 82212-7625
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent half a day here. Quite a number of conserved historic buildings including a barracks laid out as though the troopers were still there with caps & rifles around. A very good museum too.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

An excellent site with loads of history preserved meticulously, as always, by the National Park Service

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alistair J
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Fort Laramie definitely exceeded our expectations. We had only given ourselves about 2 hours for the visit but ended up staying almost 3 1/2 hours. We could have spent an entire day. There is abundant parking available. Bathrooms are available near the visitors center. Be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

I love 19th centuray Amercian history. Anything how we settled the west is facsinating. LIke always I'm disappointed to learn how badly Native americans were treated. This fort is a piece of the Oregon trail that gets overshadowed by Lewis & Clark. I would definitely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TimRiL
Reviewed October 14, 2018

First of all, Fort Laramie National Historic Site isn't situated in or around Laramie, Wyoming. It's closer to Torrington, Wyoming, and the Nebraska border, located at the confluence of the Laramie River and the North Platte River in the upper Platte River Valley in eastern...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Quite a big site comprising of original buildings, foundations and reconstructions, mostly centred around the parade ground. We didn't have time to do everything but wandered round the main buildings. For us the most revealing was the soldier's barracks kitted out as dormitories - very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Julie P
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Fort Laramie had a nearly 56 history serving the needs of trappers, traders, and travelers along the California, Oregon, and Mormon Trails. Today's visitors will find restored cavalry barracks, officer's housing, trading post/store and Park Rangers with great knowledge of both the fort and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StevenP3559
Reviewed September 29, 2018

This was a must see on our trip list, have read so many books which talk about it, had to see it for ourselves. We were both surprised that there was no walls around it! Not at all what we expected, Loved touring the buildings...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kitsaattheshore
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Very interesting - was really a gateway to this part of the west. The presentation was very interesting.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank llawdog2
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Worthy of a stop for American history enthusiasts. Low tech approach is fairly authentic if you can imagine the modern protective clear dividers removed from displays. Several acres of reconstructed building (weapons, jail, barracks, and executive quarters) surround the parade grounds. Interesting to imagine life...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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October 10, 2018|
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Response from halwtom | Reviewed this property |
answers previously noted is about the only availability. nothing fancy out there.
June 12, 2018|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
You can cover the fort in two hours, then go down the road to Guernsey and see both the inscription rock where the people on the trail scratched in their names and the date of their passage and nearby the ruts left in the... More