1860s Military Living History Event

High Plains DO
Event Coordinator
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
Event Dates
Event Description

CASPER, Wyo. – Visit the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center this Saturday, June 1, and experience life as a frontier soldier with an 1860s military encampment.

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., local re-enactment group, the Platte Bridge Company, will station at the Trails Center, taking visitors on a journey back in time as they provide protection for emigrant travelers on their trek west.

Visitors are invited to participate in several presentations while they immerse themselves in military camp life. Learn more about the daily life of a soldier on the Wyoming plains, with hardtack, knapsacks, and haversacks all on display.

June 1 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.: 1860s Military Living History Event

  • 8 a.m. – Flag Raising Ceremony
  • 10 a.m. – Military Drills and Tactics Presentation
  • 2 p.m. – Military Camp Life Presentation

The Trails Center has released an exciting lineup of summer programs! To stay up to date on future programs at the Trails Center, follow BLM Wyoming on Facebook or X, or visit the BLM’s Trails Center website at https://www.blm.gov/learn/interpretive-centers/national-historic-trails-interpretive-center.

For more information, please call the Trails Center at 307-261-7780.

The Trails Center is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST.
1501 N. Poplar St., Casper, WY 82601
Admission is Free