Fort Laramie, WY 82212
This grand "old post", established as a private fur trading fort in 1834, witnessed the entire sweeping saga of America's western expansion and Indian resistance to encroachment on their territories. Indians, trappers, traders, missionaries, emigrants, gold seekers, soldiers, cowboys and homesteaders would leave their mark on a place that would become famous in the American West.
Hours + Fees
The park grounds are open from dawn until dusk every day of the year. The Fort Museum and Visitor Center is open daily, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day, at 8:00 a.m. with extended hours during the Summer, June through August.
Map + Directions
The park is located in Southeast Wyoming.
Take exit 92 to U.S. Highway 26, proceed east to the Town of Fort Laramie, turn right on State Highway 160 and travel 3 miles to the park entrance.
From U.S. Highways 26/85
Proceed west from the town of Lingle on Highway 26 to the Town of Fort Laramie, turn left on State Highway 160 and travel 3 miles to the park entrance.