Fort Laramie National Historic Site
Fort Laramie was an important stop on the westward movement. The fort served as a fur-trading center, military garrison, Pony Express station, and re-supply center for the weary travelers. It is situated on the banks of the Laramie River.
The Laramie River
The Platte River
This is the oldest standing building in Wyhoming. It was built in 1849 and occupied by bachelor officers. The boisterous sounds coming from it during that time earned it the nickname "Old Bedlam." In later years it also housed the Post Headquarters and Commanders Apartment. It was also sometimes occupied by married officers.
These pictures are from inside "Old Bedlam."
This is where the officers quarters were.
This house was a duplex residence for Captains.
The Sutler's Store (currently undergoing restoration).
Some of the homes on "Officer's Row."
There were many more buildings to see, and the visitors center to explore too! There isn't space to show them all here, but this will give you an idea of all the neat stuff we saw. Besides, the fort was very large and by this time I was worn out!