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Silver Springs - Fort Churchill State Historic Park

10000 Highway 95A

Fort Churchill was once an active U.S. Army fort. Built in 1861 to provide protection for early settlers, it was abandoned nine years later. Today the ruins are preserved in a state of arrested decay. A visitor center displays information and artifacts of the fort’s history. The Pony Express and the Overland Telegraph once passed through this area. Nearby is Buckland Station, a Pony Express stop, supply center, and former hotel built in 1870. Facilities at Fort Churchill State Historic Park include trails, a campground, picnic area, group-use area and access to the Carson River. Visitors can enjoy hiking, historic and environmental education, camping, picnicking, photography and canoeing. The park is located eight miles south of Silver Springs on Alternate U.S. 95, and one mile on Fort Churchill Road.


Kris M

Monday, May 14, 2018
So fun and interesting. Such a cool experience. Spoke with the park ranger, he was helpful and friendly. They do charge $5 per car to enter, I didn't know that ahead of time. Luckily I had cash and the Ranger was close by. Worth checking out if you like history

Jeanna Carrico

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
A lot of history here! Very easy walking paths to see the buildings. Amazing that they still have as many of the buildings used in the fort preserved as much as they were! It was a lot bigger than I would have thought and the signs along the paths were very informative.

Jay Lannen

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Cool place but they need to clean up the branches and brush along the driveway so my 5th wheel gets less scratches

Leona Spenger

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018
Such a cool place. I had no idea there was a fort still standing. Enjoyed walking in the footsteps of those long gone soldiers. Beautiful camp ground and picnic area. Carson river runs along side. Huge trees and beautiful valley. Great place to picture wagon trains bringing settlers to the west. A must see for all Americans.

Donna Frantz

Monday, April 16, 2018
Nice park. Lots of hiking trails. No RV hook up.

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Upcoming Events at Fort Churchill State Historic Park

Campfire Program

Friday, May 25, 2018 from 8:30pm to 9:15pm
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Junior Ranger

Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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History Hike

Monday, May 28, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
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