Fort Caspar


Travel Back to 1865

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Casper took its name from Fort Caspar, a fully reconstructed frontier outpost which draws large numbers of visitors every year. It was named after Lieutenant Caspar Collins, who was killed in the 1865 Battle of Platte Bridge Station against the Lakota and Cheyenne. The Fort Caspar Museum features reconstructed buildings, including a stockade and a replica of the Mormon ferry that operated in Casper from 1847-1849. Head inside the Interpretive Center where you can walk through Casper’s first 100 years with objects from the museum’s collection and learn about the community’s history through interactive videos.


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    • Address
      4001 Fort Caspar Road
      Casper, WY 82601
      Phone
      (307) 235-8462
    Description
    Winter Hours: Tues-Sat: 8am-5pm
    Summer Hours: 7 days a week: 8am-5pm

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