Since the fort was reconstructed in 1936, Fort Caspar Museum has acquired, preserved, and exhibited historical objects related to Fort Caspar, the City of Casper, Natrona County, and central Wyoming. The Museum relies on the donation of objects, photographs, and archival materials to help preserve and share Casper stories with visitors.

Museum Gallery - Permanent Installation

Pre-historic Central Wyoming

The first occupation of this area was by Paleo-Indian people. Learn about mammoth and bison hunts, lithic production, and cultural chronology from Paleo-Indian to Proto-Historic.

Trail Features

Emigrants following the Oregon, Mormon, and California Trails passed this site during the westward migration. The exhibit features the Mormon Ferry, Guinard Bridge, and Richard ("Reshaw") Bridge.

Fort Caspar History

Complimenting the outdoor fort buildings, visitors will discover additional history about Fort Caspar, the 1936 reconstruction, Caspar Collins, and archaeology conducted on the site.

Community Development

Walk through 100 years of Casper history illustrated with objects from the museum's collection, and learn about the history of all the communities in Natrona County through interactive videos.

Oil and Gas Industry

An integral part of Natrona County's growth and economy, the oil and gas industries are presented in exhibits that feature refineries and oil field development.

Central Wyoming Agriculture

Centered around a 1901 Schulte Hardware Sheep Wagon, the exhibit highlights the development of the sheep and cattle industry in central Wyoming.

Native American Exhibit

Objects on display include clothing, tools used for hunting and war, and ceremonial pipes. These objects are tied in to the history of the Native Americans on the Northern Plains as well as to the history of these same tribes after moving to the reservations.