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National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is operated by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Department of Interior. The facility opened in 2002 and is a public-private partnership between the BLM, the National Historic Trails Center Foundation, and the City of Casper, Wyoming.

The Trails Center commemorates Native American history, early explorers, and the travel corridor of the Oregon, Mormon, California, and Pony Express trails, as well as the Bridger and Bozeman trails through hands-on, interactive exhibits in seven galleries and an 18 minute multi-media program.

There is no fee to visit the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center.

Hours

Hours

SUMMER (Memorial Day to Labor Day), Tuesday through Sunday:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WINTER (Labor Day to Memorial Day), Tuesday through Saturday: :9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed on most federal holidays
Call (307) 261-7700 for current information

Events

Group Visits

School Tours
Educational tours of the facility by trained docents and interpreters are available. Reservations are required at least two weeks prior to the tour date. To best facilitate a learning environment, the following stipulations apply:
-A maximum of sixty (60) students per tour.
-One chaperone for every ten (10) students is required.

An online tour form is provided to help in scheduling and reserving a date and time for a group tour. School tour times are scheduled for the morning and afternoon as follows in April and May (tour times are flexible for other months):
Wednesdays and Fridays: 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Noon-2:00 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Classroom Visits
BLM interpretive staff is available for classroom visits and other group presentations within the commuting area of Casper. Talks are offered for all grade levels and community organizations. Topics include emigrant trails and trail life, natural history of the trails, and information on the Bureau of Land Management.

Volunteer

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center relies heavily on volunteers to help visitors enjoy and experience the facility.
Volunteers often serve as educational guides, and lead school groups through the galleries. They assist visitors with the virtual river crossing, and answer visitor questions about trail history.

For more information about volunteering for the NHTIC, please contact volunteer coordinator Jason Vlcan by email at: jvlcan@blm.gov or by phone at 307-261-7783.

Contact Us

Phone
307-261-7780

Contact
blm_wy_trailscenter@blm.gov

Address
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
1501 North Poplar Street
Casper, WY 82601

Directions
The Trails center is located off Interstate 25 North of exit 189, or East of exit 190

Education

Educational Resources

For a wealth of resources on the trails, including maps, FAQs, basic facts, teaching trunks, and more, please see our Educational Resources page.

NHTIC Photos

National Historic Trails Interpretive Center