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 & FEES (see above for full year hours & fees)
THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS.  Note:  Visitors are welcome to walk around the Fort and the grounds while the Museum is closed.
Museum:  Open 8am to 5pm daily--currently CLOSED for Covid-19
:  The buildings are open 8:30am to 4:30pm--currently CLOSED for Covid-19, but visitors may wander around the grounds and look in the windows of the fort.
Fees:  Adults: $4; Teens (13 to 18 yrs) & Seniors (62+): $3; Children: 12 yrs & under: Free

 Mission Statement: 

Fort Caspar Museum collects, preserves and exhibits materials related to the history of Fort Caspar, the City of Casper, Natrona County, and central Wyoming.

Fort Caspar Museum Facts Sheet

Fort Caspar News


Museum closed to public beginning March 19th until further notice.

The Museum will be closed to the public due to the coronavirus until further notice.

Fremont Ferret

History Camp programs will be held VIRTUALLY until further notice.

We are joining forces with the National Historic Trails Center to put on some exciting new programs.

Billy Beer Can

"Who's Your Candidate?" and "Artifact" Exhibits On View Now

Exhibits feature political buttons, pins, & souvenirs of the 20th century and examine the legacy of the great Eastern Shoshone leader.

USS Wyoming

"Wyoming Navy" Exhibit tours Wyoming.

This free exhibit will travel throughout Wyoming before returning to Fort Caspar Museum in October of 2020.