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“Part of our Nation's History!”

Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site
Ranked #2 of 25 things to do in Casper
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

All my life I've heard of the Oregon trail. Fort Casper was on this trail by the North Platte River where pioneers crossed over going to the West Coast. This fort and museum are small but well done and worth your time if you like US history. Don't forget to ask where the actual Oregon trail is out behind the fort. We did and I was told later you could still see the ruts of the old trail.

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Reviewed August 13, 2011

I was extremely impressed with the restoration of this fort – undoubtedly the best of this trip, during which I visited eight. Each of the buildings is furnished as it would have been in 1865, and even a short section of the Platte River Bridge – which originally extended a thousand feet over the river – has been reconstructed.

After a lengthy talk with the park ranger, I walked out onto the bridge, then made a thorough and leisurely exploration of the various restored buildings. This was the only fort visited during the entire journey which featured reconstructions of a sutler's store, officers' quarters, stables, blacksmith shop, commissary, mess hall, barracks, and telegraph office – all of which I explored with a great deal of interest. I felt that the visit here was well worth the $3 entrance fee.

Upon finishing my most interesting visit, at the Visitor Center I bought postcards (the nicest and least expensive ones seen duting this entire journey) and was even able to purchase postcard stamps here without having to visit a post office.

The park ranger was most helpful, later taking me outside and pointing to the spot some distance away where Lieutenant Collins and his command were ambushed, as well as giving me directions to the spot where Sergeant Custard 's supply train was wiped out at Red Buttes.

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Reviewed August 11, 2011

Small but worth seeing a number of old building all outside easy walking.

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Reviewed September 2, 2015
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