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Fort Bridger State Historic Site


Description:  Several restored military buildings, reconstructed Jim Bridger trading post, archaeological interpretive site, with museum located in 1888 stone barracks building.
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How to find: 

Address:
1 H 80 E
PO Box 35
Mountain View, WY 82933

Parent Organization
Wyoming Dept of State Parks  Cultural Resources

Contacts
Phone 307 782-3842
URL
 Fort Bridger State Historic Site
http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/FBslide.htm
Hours:
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
 Grounds year round, daily 8:30-SS 8:30-SS 8:30-SS 8:30-SS 8:30-SS 8:30-SS 8:30-SS
 Trading Post Jun-Aug 9 - 5:30 9 - 5:30 9 - 5:30 9 - 5:30 9 - 5:30 9 - 5:30 9 - 5:30
 Museum/Visitor Center Apr-May, Sep-Oct 9 - 4:30 9 - 4:30 9 - 4:30 9 - 4:30 9 - 4:30 9 - 4:30 9 - 4:30
Season Museum open weekends only in April & October
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Admission:
Criteria
Child

Student

Adult

Senior

Groups

As of FEB 2007
daily fees posted are for residents
17 and under free   Daily Use fee $2    
Special Fees:  Annual Daily use permit $25 resident, $40 non-resident;  guided tours daily Jun-Aug for additional fee.
Additional Group Info:
Special Tours & Pricing:
Reservation Contact:
for guided tours (Jun-Aug) Fort Bridger Historical Assoc., PO Box 112, Fort Bridger, WY 82933 307 782-3842
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have: Visit reconstructed trading post operated by Jim Bridger, several restored buildings from the military post, an archaeological interpretive center and a museum housed in the 1888 stone barracks building
Big Events: 49ers Wagon Train Encampment (Jun); Mountain Man Rendezvous (Labor Day) Suggested Stay:
Period 1843 - 1870 Type of Site Trading Post/fort
Buildings: Barracks, trading post, fort buildings
Interpreters: Craftspeople:
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Eating Name/Capacity Hours Type of food
Picnic
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Snacks
Restaurant
Shopping Shop Merchandise Hours
Name Gift shops in both museums and trading post    
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Reservations/ Contact

Camping/RV
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Recreation

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Nearby Attractions:

Historical

Description

Contact

JC Penney Homestead & Historical Foundation home of retailer when he launched his first store 107 JC Penney Drive
Kemmerer WY 83101
307 877-3164

Cultural

 
Trona Mining Museum of Bridger Valley   307 787-6738
100 East Sage
PO Box 184
Lyman WY 82937
Fossil Country Frontier Museum local natural & Cultural history -- moonshine still, replica underground coal mine, Union Pacific memorabilia 400 Pine Ave
PO Box 854
Kemmerer WY 83101
307 877-6551
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Nearby Places to Stay:

Address
Contact
Camping/RV  
Lyman KOA HC 66 Box 65
Lyman WY 82937
307 786-2188
Bridger Lake Mountain View WY  

Bed & Breakfast

None identified within 25 miles
Hotel/Motel  
Wagon Wheel Motel 37031 I-80 Business Loop
Fort Bridger WY 82933
307-782-6361
Valley West Motel Main Street
Lyman WY 82937
307-787-3700
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Last Update:  01/09/2010

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