Wyoming Forts of the Old West

Fort Caspar, Wyoming Living Quarters

Fort Caspar Living Quarters by Kathy Alexander.

Camp Augur/Camp Brown

Fort Bernard

Fort Bonneville (Fort Nonsense)

Fort Bridger

Fort Caspar

Fort Clay

Fort Fetterman

Fort H.W. Halleck

Fort Laramie, Wyoming Parade Grounds

Fort Laramie Parade Grounds. by Kathy  Alexander.

Fort Laramie

Fort McKinney

Fort Phil Kearny

Fort Platte

Fort Reno/Fort Connor

Fort David A. Russell

Fort Sanders

Fort Stambaugh

Fort Fred Steele

Fort Washakie (Camp Brown)

Fort Yellowstone


During the 1800s, the area now known as Wyoming became a focus for Westward Expansion. The discovery of the South Pass route over the Rocky Mountains was the primary reason for the location of the Oregon, Mormon Pioneer, California, and Pony Express historic trails in Wyoming. Though not all “forts” in Wyoming were established due to the emigrant trails, the vast majority were. Others were fur-trading posts. Many of these posts have been preserved or reconstructed today and provide views and history of the nation’s past.

©Kathy Alexander/Legends of America, updated July 2023.

Also See:

Forts Across America

Forts & Presidios Photo Gallery

Wyoming – The Cowboy State

Wyoming Photo Galleries