Basic Information

965 Gray Rocks Road
Fort Laramie, WY 82212

The park is located in Southeast Wyoming approximately 100 miles north of Cheyenne, Wyoming and 55 miles west of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. From Interstate-25, take exit 92 to U.S. Highway 26, proceed east to the town of Fort Laramie; turn right on State Route 160 and travel 3 miles to the park entrance.

Visitor Center

The park Museum and Visitor Center is open daily (with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day) at 8:00 am, with extended hours during the Summer, June through August.

Standard Hours

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Park Entrance

Park grounds and historic buildings district.

The park grounds are open from dawn until dusk every day of the year.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Monday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Tuesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Wednesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Thursday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Friday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Saturday: Sunrise - Sunset

Fort Laramie is located in the warmest part of Wyoming. Summer days can get quite hot (over 100 degrees Fahrenheit) with average temperatures in the 80s and 90s, though nights are mostly cool.The region is semi-arid with a very distinct winter dry season. About 70% of the normal annual precipitation falls during the spring and early summer. Winters can be cold and breezy with sub-zero days. Visitors should be aware that high winds are possible in the winter and can approach hurricane strength.

Entrance Fees:

Admission is free. - $0.00

Effective January 1, 2015 admission to Fort Laramie National Historic Site is FREE!

Fort Laramie NHS Visitor Center

Start your tour at the Visitor Center located in the restored 1884 Commissary Storehouse where you can view an 18-minute orientation film, tour our museum and browse in our award winning bookstore.

 
Fort Laramie Region Map

Welcome to Fort Laramie!

Fort Laramie NH'S has many activities throughout the year.

Daily living history and interpretive programs begin on Memorial Day Weekend. Special events this year are Brown Gold: The Economics and Ecology of the Fur Trade West during the weekend of June 18-19, The Hunter-Warrior of the Plains over the July 2-3 weekend, Fourth of July: Celebrating 100 Years-Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Starry, Starry Night: Shared Skies Yesterday and Today on July 30, A Walk Through Time: Reliving our Past-Preserving our Future on August 20, and the John Muir Narrative Concert on August 27.

On most days throughout the summer. You can interact with a post trader, laundress, or maybe a soldier in the day room writing a letter home. Historic weapons demonstrations can be seen Friday through Sunday, including firing the 12-Pounder Mountain Howitzer.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

965 Gray Rocks Road
Fort Laramie, WY 82212

Phone:

(307) 837-2221 x3002
Please Call (307) 837-2221 Ext 3012 on weekends for general information inquiries.

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