Greetings from Fort Laramie National Historic Site

I drove up to the Guard Kiosk and the Ranger said “I see that you have a Handicapped License Plate. Would you like a lifetime free pass to the National Parks? I said yes and she handed me a clipboard to sign up. This was the start of my visiting the National Parks. Whenever I have a road trip planned, I look to see what parks and National Monuments are along my route. All my visits have been a joy.

Sincerely,
Andrea

Fort Laramie National Historic Site

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” at the confluence of the Laramie River and the North Platte River in eastern Wyoming witnessed a sweeping saga of America’s western expansion and American Indian resistance to encroachment on indigenous territories.

State(s): Wyoming

Established: 1938

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