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Fort Caspar Museum


Description:  Restored fort buildings with summer reenactments, began with a bridge and trading post in 1859.  Served as a Pony Express stop and telegraph office.  Military first arrived in 1862.  Museum with indoor collections and exhibits on site.
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How to find: 

Address:
4001 Fort Caspar Road
Casper WY  82604

Parent Organization
 City of Caspar
 Fort Caspar Museum Association

Contacts
Phone 307 235-8462
E-mail mailto:ryoung@cityofcasperwy.com
URL  Fort Caspar Wyoming  
 www.fortcasparwyoming.com/
Hours:
Date(s) Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
June - August 12-7 8-7 8-7 8-7 8-7 8-7 8-7
May and September 12-5 8-5 8-5 8-5 8-5 8-5 8-5
Oct - April (museum only) x x 8-5 8-5 8-5 8-5 x
Season  Fort Buildings are closed in the winter, open other times 1/2 hour after open to 1/2 before close
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Admission:
Criteria

Student

Adult

Senior

Groups

As of FEB 2007  6-17 $1  $2    
Special Fees: 1/2 price during time periods when the fort buildings are closed
Additional Group Info:
Special Tours & Pricing:
Reservation Contact:
307 235-8462
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have: Costumed interpreters daily "during the tourist season" (call).
Big Events: Fort Caspar Rendezvous (Jun); Platte Bridge Encampment (Jul) Suggested Stay:
Period 1859-1870 Type of Site
Buildings:  Sutlers store, officers quarters, barracks, stables blacksmith shop, commissary, telegraph office, mess hall, all at 1865 appearance, modern museum
Interpreters: costumed, daily in summer Craftspeople:
Special Programs:
Kid Friendly:
On Site Amenities:
Eating Name/Capacity Hours Type of food
Picnic
Vending/
Snacks
Restaurant
Shopping Shop Merchandise Hours
Name Fort Caspar Gift Shop Native American beadwork, t-shirts, 520 book titles 307 235-8462
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Capacity/ Availability

Reservations/ Contact

Camping/RV
Cabins      
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Recreation

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Trails/Hiking  
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Nearby Attractions:

Historical

Description

Contact
Address

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center Oregon, California, Mormon, Pony Express, Bozeman & Bridger Trails http://www.wy.blm.gov/nhtic/
Bureau of Land Management
1501 North Poplar Street
Casper WY
Wyoming Science Adventure Center   http://www.wysac.org/
Tate Geological Museum   http://www.cc.whecn.edu/tate/webpage.htm
Werner Wildlife Museum   http://www.cc.whecn.edu/attract.html#werner

Cultural

 
Nicolaysen Art Museum   http://www.thenic.org/
Gertrude Krampert Theatre   Casper College
Recreational  
Amusement  
Outdoor Recreation  
Shopping

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Nearby Places to Stay:

Address
Contact
Camping/RV  
Bar Nunn KOA Campground   307 577-1664
Hell's Half Acre Campground Hwy 20/26 307 473-7773
Casper KOA Campground 2800 E Yellowstone 307 577-1664

Bed & Breakfast

 
Antique B&B 939 South Wolcott Street
Casper WY  82601
307 265-2304
Ivy House Inn 815 South Ash Street
Casper WY  82601
307 265-0974
Hotel Higgins 416 West Birch Street
Glenbrock WY 82637
307 436-9212
Hotel/Motel /font> Click Here For Bookings in or near Casper
All American Inn - Casper 5755 Cy Avenue
Casper  WY 82604
307 235-6688
C Y Motel Complex 664 Cy Avenue
Casper WY 82601
307 473-2202
Casper-Days Inn 301 East E Street
Casper WY 82601
 

Quality Inn & Suites

821 North Poplar Street
Casper WY  82601
 
Hampton Inn 400 W F Street
Casper WY  82601
307 235-6668
Holiday Inn Casper (Convention Center) 300 W F Street
Casper WY  82601
 
Royal Inn 440 E A Street
Casper WY  82601
307 234-3501
Sage & Sand Motel 901 W Yellowstone Highway
Casper WY  82601
307 237-2088
Topper Motel 728 E A Street
Casper WY  82601
307 237-8407
Westridge Motel 955 CY Avenue
Casper WY  82601
307 234-8911
Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Casper Super 8 Motel, Holiday Inn Express Casper-I-25, National 9 Casper
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Best Local Information:
Name, brief description Address Phone, E-mail, URL
Casper CVB 330 South Center St, Suite 420
Casper WY 82601
307 5362
800 852-1889
mailto:visitors@casperwyoming.info
http://www.casperwyoming.info/
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Last Update:  01/09/2010

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