Fort Caspar to Reopen June 8th
The museum will begin a phased reopening with some restrictions in place for health and safety.
Casper, Wyoming (June 4, 2020) – Fort Caspar Museum is pleased to announce that we will begin a phased reopening of the museum and fort on Monday, June 8th. Following CDC, state, and local health and safety guidelines, we will have restrictions in place to protect our visitors and staff. There will also be some modifications to our operating hours: we will be open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. From 9:00 am to 10:00 am, we will allow admission to high-risk visitors only.
All on-site programs and tours are cancelled, but we will continue to offer monthly history programs online for kids and families. This virtual opportunity is a collaboration between Fort Caspar Museum and the National Historic Trails Center. Hands-on History Club is accessed by a code generated after you make a reservation; please see our website or call for more information.
Preventative procedures in the museum include a thorough cleaning each morning; high-touch surfaces and restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis throughout the day. Staff will be wearing face coverings, and we encourage visitors to wear them as well when in the museum. Sanitation stations will be available so that visitors may use sanitizer as they enter and leave the facility. Even so, we ask that you refrain from touching displays and other surfaces during your visit. Directional signs will encourage a one-way flow through the galleries, and we ask that six-feet of distance be maintained between people who are not traveling together.
Group sizes are limited to 25 people. Groups of any size should explore the museum together and stay six feet away from other visitors. Children must remain with their family group. We are still accepting indoor and outdoor facility rentals at this time as long as they comply with current guidelines.
Of course, if you are experiencing any symptoms that are typical signs of a Covid-19 infection—such as a cough, high temperature, body aches, chills, sore throat, breathing difficulty, and/or loss of taste or smell—please stay home.
Fort Caspar Museum’s hours during the phased reopening are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with 9:00 am to 10:00 am reserved for those at high risk. The fort buildings will close a half hour before the museum, at 4:30 pm. Admission prices are $4 for adults; $3 for youth (ages 13-18 years) and seniors (ages 62 and over); and free for children (12 years and younger) and for FCMA members. For more information, call the Museum at 307-235-8462, or visit our website athttp://www.fortcasparwyoming.com. Fort Caspar Museum is located in Casper at 4001 Fort Caspar Road.