Visiting Fort Egbert
You can explore the area on your own or take advantage of the Eagle Historical Society and Museums’
daily walking tour of the city, museum, and fort. The two- to three-hour guided tour starts at the Courthouse once daily at 9 a.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more information call the Eagle Historical Society and Museums at 907-547-2325.
For those spending the night in Eagle, BLM’s 18-site Eagle Campground is a short walk from town and fort.
Buildings at the Fort
The quartermaster storehouse, used to store a six-month food supply for the fort, is the oldest of the remaining structures and dates back to 1899. It now contains exhibits.
The largest building, the mule barn, housed 53 animals and was used until 1911. Kennels were added to the south side of the structure for the sled dogs that pulled equipment and supplies for soldiers at the fort. Today the mule barn's numerous exhibits of life at the fort include a blacksmith area and old wagons.
The granary was used to store precious grains shipped to Eagle on steamboats.
The fort’s fire system and water supply wagons were housed in the water wagon shed. The water wagon that made daily deliveries to the officers quarters, kitchens, and barracks could be put on sled runners in the winter.
The noncommissioned officers' quarters, one of three such buildings constructed at the fort, was built in 1900 at a cost of $1,786.30. It once provided living quarters for the quartermaster and hospital steward.