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Fort Churchill State Historic Park

Fort Churchill Road, Silver Springs, NV 89429
+1 775-577-2345
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Fort Churchill

Worthy of a visit! Interesting history. Desert landscape feels like you were present as the Pony... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Haines, Alaska
via mobile
Steeped in pioneer history, excellent photography opportunities!

Don't pass up the opportunity to visit this gem, which is rarely filled to the brim with tourists... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Vancouver, Canada
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“small museum” (5 reviews)
“carson river” (6 reviews)
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Fort Churchill Road, Silver Springs, NV 89429
+1 775-577-2345
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worthy of a visit! Interesting history. Desert landscape feels like you were present as the Pony Express hoofbeats echo in the evening air.

Thank cstickler2014
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Don't pass up the opportunity to visit this gem, which is rarely filled to the brim with tourists and thus affords the opportunity to really see, experience, and feel the atmosphere of the 1860s when the US Army built up their forts to protect settlers...More

1  Thank Ettadallas1432
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I'm not a history buff, so this may be why I was not particularly impressed. It does give a visitor a sense of the big open spaces of the West. It is a Nevada State Park and has an entry fee (about $7).

Thank reno1024
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Gives you a realistic size reference! It is a beautiful location. We had a thunder storm that day.Clouds gave us shade to the walk around the trails. Pony express riders may have rode where we walked. Indians made their home around here but don't think...More

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

This historic site is a little off the beaten path today but was a key spot on the pioneer trails and well worth finding. In addition to the ruins of the fort (built as a result of major conflicts between Indians and settlers in the...More

Thank Florida-IaTraveler
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is the Fort that defended most of North Western Nevada. The Fort (whats left of it) is well kept by the Park Service. The visitors center is well stocked with pamphlets and info on the area. About 10-12 miles South of Silver Springs. Bring...More

Thank Rick A
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great river this year. Water level is full to over full. lots of remote camping, fires, OK. Will try the fishing this summer. Camping for trailers and motorhomes available., Lots of great history. Draught if over!

2  Thank Roger H
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

There is a small museum that I recommend visiting before continuing down into the fort site. The remaining buildings are in various states of decay, but you can still get a nice idea of what it was like. The walk around the building sites is...More

Thank travelingfool49
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Started out in Dayton, NV , took the Old Como trail with a OverLand Bound 4x4 club I belong to, the back way into Fort Church Hill. You'll need a 4x4, but saw a old mine, old homestead and some beautiful scenery on the way...More

Thank SoberMike
Reviewed 26 July 2016

First, let me say I am a history buff, so my view is a little clouded. We were enroute from Great Basin NP on Hwy. 50, to South Lake Tahoe and we needed a place to stop for the night with our camper since we...More

1  Thank Thomas B
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