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Fort Caspar Museum is Open with COVID Precautions in Place.

coronavirus
Posted on 09/02/2020

Fort Caspar is Open with Some Precautions
in Place for Health and Safety.

 

 Fort Caspar Museum is pleased to announce that we have reopened the museum and fort.

Following CDC, state, and local health and safety guidelines, we will have restrictions in place to protect our visitors and staff.  There will also be some modifications to our operating hours: through September, we will be open to the general public from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.  From 9:00 am to 10:00 am, we will allow admission to high-risk visitors only.  We request that visitors wear masks, but we are not requiring them.

 

All on-site programs and tours are cancelled, but we will continue to offer monthly history programs online for kids and families.  This virtual opportunity is a collaboration between Fort Caspar Museum and the National Historic Trails Center.  Hands-on History Club is accessed by a code generated after you make a reservation; please see our website or call for more information.

Preventative procedures in the museum include a thorough cleaning each morning; high-touch surfaces and restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis.  Staff will be wearing face coverings, and we encourage visitors to wear them as well when in the museum.  Sanitation stations will be available so that visitors may use sanitizer as they enter and leave the facility.  Even so, we ask that you refrain from touching displays and other surfaces during your visit.  Directional signs will encourage a one-way flow through the galleries, and we ask that six-feet of distance be maintained between people who are not traveling together.

Group sizes are limited to 25 people.  Groups of any size should explore the museum together and stay six feet away from other visitors.  Children must remain with their family group.  We are still accepting indoor and outdoor facility rentals at this time as long as they comply with current guidelines.


Of course, if you are experiencing any symptoms that are typical signs of a Covid-19 infection—such as a cough, high temperature, body aches, chills, sore throat, breathing difficulty, and/or loss of taste or smell—please stay home.

The fort buildings will close a half hour before the museum, at 4:30 pm.  Summer admission prices are $4 for adults; $3 for youth (ages 13-18 years) and seniors (ages 62 and over); and free for children (12 years and younger) and for FCMA members.