Introduction to Fort Caspar
Tour a reconstructed 1865 military post located at a major river crossing on the Oregon, Mormon Pioneer, California, Pony Express, and transcontinental telegraph trail corridor.
Explore central Wyoming’s regional history museum, featuring exhibits on prehistoric peoples, Plains Indians, ranching, the energy industry, and the City of Casper as well as the western emigrant trails and frontier army.
Summer Hours & Admission Fees
September & May: Open Daily Museum:
8am - 5pm
Fort Buildings: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Adults: $3.00 / Teens (13-18): $2 / Kids (0-12): FREE
June 1 to August 31: Open Daily
8am - 6pm
Fort Buildings: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Adults: $3.00 / Teens (13-18): $2 / Kids (0-12): FREE
Winter Hours & Admission FeesOctober 1 to April 30:
Tuesdays thru Saturdays; closed Sundays & Mondays
Museum: 8am - 5pm
Fort Buildings: The buildings are locked for winter, however the fort grounds are accessible
Adults: $1.50 / Teens (13-18): $1 / Kids (0-12): FREE
Fort Caspar is a Blue Star Museum Again this Year
For the fourth year in a row, Fort Caspar Museum is a “Blue Star Museum” from Memorial Day, May 27th, to Labor Day, September 2nd, 2013. During this time, Fort Caspar Museum offers free admission to active duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five immediate family members).
This program is a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. To find a complete list of participating museums and to learn more about Blue Star Museums and Blue Star Families, visit www.nea.gov/bluestarmuseums.com.
Fremont Friends Family Fun at the Fort
"Create Your Own Indian Ledger Drawing."
Saturday, May 25th; drop in from 1:00-3:30 pm
Participants will look at (and touch!) the weapons and objects pictured in the Lakota Sioux Indian Ledger Drawings exhibit. What is Ledger Art? Native Americans often drew ancient pictographs with contemporary crayons and pencils on the accounting pages of ledger books. The results are striking: Native American ideas, events, battles, and memories are rendered into tangible form by the people who witnessed the events.
We will be showing off reproductions of rifles, pistols, bows, arrows, spears, umbrellas, clubs, fans, cartridges, bullets, and much more! You will be able to handle these objects, and get a “feel” for the material culture of the Indian Wars era. In addition to the objects, we will be making our own Ledger Art. We will provide materials (ledger paper, crayons, and colored pencils), so come over and see the new exhibit Lakota Sioux Indian Ledger Drawings, running May 24-July 28, 2013.
These monthly workshops are open to all ages. All supplies provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with Museum admission: Children 12 & under are free; Youth ages 13-18 are $2.00; and Adults are $3.00.
For more information on upcoming events at Fort Caspar Museum, click on our Spring/Summer Newsletter.
March 6 thru May 21, 2013
Fort Caspar Museum announces the opening of new photography exhibit, “The Unquiet Utes,” which is on loan from the Campbell County Rockpile Museum. It tells the story of a peaceful tribe of Utes who left their desolate reservation in Utah to seek better land and freedom from government regulations in South Dakota. A photographer from Collier’s Magazine was sent to Gillette, Wyoming, to document their encounter with U.S. troops, and his photographs make up the majority of the exhibit.
EXHIBIT FROM MUSEUM'S COLLECTION Colors on the Plains: Northern Plains Indian Decoration
November 21, 2012 to November 2, 2013
FCM’s new exhibit features the decorative work of tribes from the Northern Plains. Most pieces represent the artistry of the Lakota, Cheyenne, Shoshone, and Arapaho peoples and date to the late 19th & early 20th centuries. Decorations on the objects illustrate the intricate use of feathers, paints, porcupine quills, and various trade goods such as glass beads. Visitors will see moccasins, personal adornments, tipi decorations, toys, weapons, and leather bags. Many of the items are from a collection recently donated to the Museum.
Are you interested in history?
We are looking for volunteers to help with the Front Desk and with School Tours.
Do you enjoy working with children?
You can help us by being a docent with School Tours. A docent is a volunteer who provides interactive learning experiences through tours, lectures, and hands-on activities. Docents will give one tour (about 90 minutes) a week during the spring session, fall session, or both.
- Spring: April 15-May 31
- Fall: September 1– October 15
For more information about the docent program click here, call Erin Rose at 235-8462, or email.
Are you a Junior Ranger at a national or state park?
Then the Junior Army Scout Book is for you!
For ages 5-12. Available all year. FREE activity book with admission. Earn a certificate and cool temporary tattoo.
Learn about Fort Caspar Museum & Wyoming history with engaging activities.
- Connect the Dots
- Emigrants Move West
- Man Your Post
- Home Sweet Home
- Wyoming Populations
- What Happened Here?
- Sutler Store Math
- Cattle Ranching Crossword
- I Spy a Sheepwagon
- Fort Caspar Museum Bingo
- Stepping Through Time