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Fort Laramie

Virtual Tour

Experience an immersive, self-guided tour of the site through linked panoramic images, maps, and narration


View all photos, 3D point clouds, panoramas, videos, and other content through a searchable thumbnail gallery

Google Earth

Interact with 3D models of the site and geo-located media in the Google Earth interface (Google Earth plugin required)

Site Information

Browse all textual information for the site, supplemented with multimedia images

Interactive Map

Navigate through different areas of the site via basemaps and associated geo-referenced data

A Brief Introduction

Fort Laramie National Historic Site was originally established as a private fur trading fort in 1834. Situated in western Wyoming, the site witnessed the entire sweeping saga of America’s western expansion and Indian resistance to encroachment on their territories. Indians, trappers, traders, missionaries, emigrants, gold seekers, soldiers, cowboys and homesteaders would leave their mark on a place that would become famous in the American West. In 2009 the site was the subject of a digital preservation pilot project between the National Park Service, CyArk, and the University of Colorado Denver.

Click here to read more about this project