Fort Churchill State Historic Park, Silver Springs

Fort Churchill State Historic Park is a state park of Nevada, United States, preserving the remains of a United States Army fort and a waystation on the Pony Express and Central Overland Routes dating back to the 1860s. The site is one end of the historic Fort Churchill and Sand Springs Toll Road. The park is in Lyon County south of the town of Silver Springs, on U.S. Route 95 Alternate, eight miles (13 km) south of U.S. Route 50. Fort Churchill was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961. A 1994 park addition forms a corridor along the Carson River.
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  • Nice museum and a good walk about the old fort, Old nevada history. Campground is ok ruff camp bring your own stuff. would go there again.  more »
  • I could almost imagine the tall wooden walls that the soldiers would have had to protect themselves. The layout of the place, the "boot hill" cemetery. Just a step back in history.  more »
  • This is a great park to visit to learn some history about the fort and the Pony Express. The museum is small, but nice. I really enjoy waking around the ruins and taking in the atmosphere. There are lovely views here.
  • Very interesting to see how the fort was layed out back in the 1800s. Kinda warm in the summer to visit. Worth a visit even with the minimal fee to get into the park.

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