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Fort Yellowstone

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Fort Yellowstone is a historic landmark in Yellowstone National Park which comprises 35 structures from the late 1800s and early 1900s when the U.S. Army managed the newly created park. Take a nice short self-guided walk through time (or take the audio tour), examine the buildings, and read what their purposes were then and currently are now. The tour takes about 1 hour. Begin your self-guided free walking tour at the Albright Visitor Center which was at one time the Bachelor Officers Quarters and pick up a helpful brochure for a fee to aid you on your tour. On your walk you'll see the Parade Grounds, Captain's Field, and Officers Quarters which now house park service personnel and their families. Additional buildings to visit include the chapel, granary, hospital, blacksmith, and stables. Beyond the immediate confines of the fort, cabins were constructed for use by small detachments of army personnel while on patrol throughout the park. The facilities of Fort Yellowstone now comprise the Yellowstone National Park headquarters, the Horace Albright Visitor Center, as well as staff accommodations.