Crossroads of a Nation Moving West

Originally established as a private fur trading fort in 1834, Fort Laramie evolved into the largest and best known military post on the Northern Plains before its abandonment in 1890. This “grand old post” witnessed the entire sweeping saga of America’s western expansion and Indian resistance to encroachment on their territories.

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Fort Laramie Virtual Tour

Fort Laramie Virtual Tour

Experience an immersive, self guided virtual tour of Fort Laramie National Historic Site through linked panoramic images, maps, and narration.

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Fort Laramie Historical Association Bookstore

Fort Laramie Historical Association Bookstore

Visit our online bookstore and gift shop operated by the Fort Laramie Historical Association.

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Trading Cards Collage

Trading Cards for Kids

Discover more than 500 stories about America’s journey from the Civil War to Civil Rights. View online or visit this park to collect your own copies.

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