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Site Tours

Schools and educational organizations have the option to experience the site with a guide (reservation required) or self-guided (reservation recommended) at their own pace. Site Tours include two activities: a tour of the fort and grounds as well as the Gallery Exploration Activity.

 

Tours of the fort and grounds focus on the Trail and Army eras and include a walking tour of the reconstructed fort buildings, Mormon Ferry replica, and Guinard Bridge replica. Students focus on looking and listening during this activity.

 

 

The Museum Gallery features exhibits on Pre-historic Peoples, Western Emigrant Trails, Frontier Army, 100 years of City of Casper history, the Oil Industry, Cattle and Sheep Ranching, Water Reclamation, and the Energy Industry. Following an introduction to the activity and a review of "Museum Manners," grade-appropriate activity sheets guide the students through the exhibits. Students focus on reading and writing during this activity.

 

 

Additionally, special exhibits may be available for viewing.

 

Click here for a printable Site Tour overview

Site Tour Overview

 

Prior to the visit, each teacher receives an “Educator’s Guide” by email. The Guides include information about the Site Tours as well as Pre-Visit and Post-Visit Activities. The Guide for each grade is adjusted to meet local and state curriculum standards.

 

Click on the links below to download an Educator's Guide.

3rd Grade Educator Guide

4th Grade Educator Guide

7th-12th Grade Educator Guide

 

Site Tours meet the following standards:

  • WY Social Studies Standards 2, 3, 4, & 5
  • WY Language Arts 1, 2, & 3
  • Natrona County School District 3rd Grade Essential Curriculum Standards
    • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Unit #3 - Casper Economy
    • Unit #4 - Casper History

    • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Unit #4 - Reading Information Text
    • Unit #4 - Speaking and Listening
  • Natrona County School District 4th Grade Essential Curriculum Standards
    • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Unit #4 - Trails and Emigrants
    • Unit #6 - Indian Wars

    • LANGUAGE ARTS
    • Unit #4 - Reading Information Text
    • Unit #4 - Speaking and Listening
  • Natrona County School District 4th Grade Essential Curriculum Standards
    • SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Unit #4 - Expansion and Reform

 

Availability:

 

 

Guided tours: Mid-April through Mid-October

 

Self-Guided Tours: Year Around (Note: fort buildings are closed October-April)

 

Program Length: 1.5 - 2 hours

 

 

Fee: $1.00 per student; FREE for teachers, chaperones & bus drivers.  We accept cash, check, credit card or LPOs.