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National Park - Welcome to Historic Fort Yellowstone
of sign - Mammoth Hot Springs area historic section at Yellowstone National
taken June 2008
Welcome to Historic Fort Yellowstone
1886 until the creation of the National Park Service in 1916 the
United States Army was responsible for the administration
Yellowstone National Park.
row of buildings ahead of you is part of Historic Fort
Yellowstone. These structures were built in three phases
1913 to serve as Army headquarters and to accommodate the troops
assigned to Yellowstone National Park.
stroll along the sidewalks of Fort Yellowstone takes you back to
when the West was being tamed, the national park idea was
and visitors travelled dusty roads in horse-drawn carriages.
Explore life at Fort Yellowstone and discover how the U.S.
saved one of this nation's most treasured places - Yellowstone
your tour by purchasing the self-guiding publication available here
or in the visitor center.
45 minutes for a leisurely stroll along the route.
distance is .3 mile (.5 km)
route is entirely paved and fully accessible.
Note: The Albright Visitor Center in front of you is open to the
public year round (hours are posted on the doors).
most other structures in Fort Yellowstone are employee residences
and are not open to public use. Please respect the
of our residents by staying on the paved tour route and treating
their living areas with courtesy and discretion.
on the sign
to the text there is a aerial picture of the historic section of Mammoth Hot
Springs and an insert of a layout of the area.
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