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Wander Through the Original "Slow & Easy" Train Depot

FREE ADMISSION

 

Upcoming Events

  • The Frozen Fore
    Membership Offer
    Feb 18, 2023, 9:00 AM MST
    Saratoga Lake, Saratoga Lake Rd, Saratoga, WY 82331, USA
  • Annual Dinner Meeting
    Membership Offer
    Apr 15, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Saratoga, 210 W Elm Ave, Saratoga, WY 82331, USA
    The Saratoga Historical and Cultural Association’s Annual Dinner Meeting will be held Saturday, April15th, 2022 at the Platte Valley Community Center. 5pm Cocktail Hour • 6pm Dinner • 7pm Presentation Nominations to the SH&CA Board will be accepted during the dinner meeting.
  • Sleuthing with Joe Pickett (C.J. Box Trivia Night)
    Membership Offer
    Aug 12, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Saratoga, 210 W Elm Ave, Saratoga, WY 82331, USA
    A fun filled evening with a trivia contest based on New York Time's best selling Author C.J. Box' "Joe Pickett" book series. Join us for food, beverages, prizes, 50/50 raffle and an auction for "your name in a book" courtesy C.J. Box. *Produced in cooperation with the Carbon County Visitors Council
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About the Saratoga Museum

The Saratoga Museum is housed in the town's c. 1915 Union Pacific Railroad Depot. Originally placed in Saratoga for the Saratoga and Encampment (S&E) lines, the goal of the rail line was to transport copper from Encampment and lumber from Saratoga. The depot is built out of cedar wood to help it resist bugs and the harsh weather of Wyoming.

 

The museum opened in 1980 but is no longer on its original site. When approached about opening a museum, the Union Pacific agreed to donate the building but not the land it was on. In 1979 the depot was moved across the river to its current home across from Saratoga's airstrip, Shively Field.

 

The museum provides an opportunity to explore the Platte Valley and offers the ability to preserve local artifacts and history. It is known for its gem, mineral, and fossil exhibits from both Wyoming and the world. From Chinese jade to diamonds found in Carbon County, the gem displays are the some of the most inclusive in Wyoming.

The museum grounds feature an original one-room cabin that was built by the Wiant family who are valley pioneers, and houses a blacksmith collection. The grounds are also home to an original emergency/noon whistle, a sheep wagon – which was donated by the Savage family, a pavilion for weddings, reunions and special events and a Union Pacific  caboose and rail car.

 

Contact

Please feel free to contact us by phone or email. Or alternatively fill in the form below, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

PHONE NUMBER: 307-326-5511

CELL PHONE NUMBER: 307-710-3226

EMAIL: saratogamuseum@gmail.com

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