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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.

Marlen Jacobs

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Very interesting history behind this area if Nevada. They have done a nice job of restoring the area and have provided good history info with some of the original artifacts.

Yo Gabba Gabba

Saturday, June 16, 2018
This place was an awesome camp site! Lots of snakes in the ruins but they don't mess with you unless you start to mess with the snake.

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

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Upcoming Events at Fort Churchill State Historic Park

Trail Mixer

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Silver Springs, NV
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