Old Bedlam

A restored Old Bedlam standing in the morning light
Old Bedlam shortly after its most recent extensive renovation and restoration.

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Fort Laramie, WY

Accessible Rooms, Audio Description, Benches/Seating, Cellular Signal, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Wheelchair Accessible

Built to house bachelor officers, "Old Bedlam" is Wyoming's oldest documented building. The right side is restored to bachelor officers' quarters in the 1850s; the left side to post headquarters in 1863-64, when fort commander Lt. Col. William O. Collins and his wife lived on the second floor.

California National Historic Trail, Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail, Oregon National Historic Trail, Pony Express National Historic Trail

Last updated: November 20, 2020