Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Originally established as a private fur trading fort in 1834.

Fort Laramie National Historic Site

This unique historic place preserves and interprets one of America's most important locations in the history of westward expansion and Indian resistance. Fort Laramie, the first garrisoned post in Wyoming, is located adjacent to the town of Fort Laramie near the confluence of the North Platte and Laramie rivers. It was the most important outpost on the major emigrant trails – the Oregon, Mormon and California. The fort was named in honor of Jacques La Ramie, a French fur trapper who worked in the tributaries of the North Platte in the early 1800s.

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Located three miles southwest of the town of Fort Laramie on Hwy. 160. The Park and historic buildings district is open from sunrise to sunset, year-round. The visitor center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Labor Day to Memorial Day and is open 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the summer months with free admission.

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