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Originally known as Fort William, Fort Laramie is found in eastern Wyoming, and is now known, officially, as the Fort Laramie National Historic Site.
Not far northeast of Wheatland, and almost directly south from Lusk, the Fort Laramie National Historic Site is an ideal destination for you and the family on your next excursion through Wyoming, best accessed from Highway 26.
Fort Laramie was originally built as a private fur trading fort in 1834, then evolved into one of the largest military outposts on the Northern Plains. It was abandoned in 1890.
It was 1849 when the private owners of Fort Laramie decided to sell to the U.S. Army, who sought to establish a military presence in the area.
Today, the park grounds are open every day of the year, while the Fort Laramie museum and Visitor Center are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.