Fort Caspar Museum Opens Fort Buildings for Summer Season
The fort buildings at Fort Caspar Museum are now open for the summer season. In May, the Museum is open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm daily June through August.
The Fort is a reconstructed 1865 military post located at a major river crossing on the Oregon, Mormon, California, Pony Express, and transcontinental telegraph trail corridor. The current fort buildings were part of a joint reconstruction project between the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the City of Casper in 1936. They were rebuilt close to their original locations using a floor plan drawn by the Fort’s namesake, Lieutenant Caspar Collins, who died here in an Indian battle in 1865.
Admission to Fort Caspar Museum is $3.00 for adults; $2.00 for youth (ages 13-18 years); and FREE for children (12 years and younger). For information call 307-235-8462 or visit their website at www.fortcasparwyoming.com. Fort Caspar Museum is located at 4001 Fort Caspar Road.