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The Mining Town of Kirwin Tour

Start Date: 2024-08-10
End Date: 2024-08-10
Location: Meeteetse Museums
Phone Number: (307) 868-2423
Contact: Alexandra Deselms

Join the Meeteetse Museums on August 10th for our annual tour of the historic mining town, Kirwin. Located in the Shoshone National Forest, Kirwin was a boom-and-bust mining town in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Museums tour departs from the Meeteetse Museums at 9 am and begins on-site at approximately 10:30 am, subject to weather conditions the day of.
Museum staff will detail the history of Kirwin and give a brief tour of notable buildings on-site. Guests are then welcome to explore the site independently; we encourage you to get the app and download the walking tour of Kirwin the Museums created if you choose to explore on your own!

The tour is free to the public, although donations are encouraged, and will last approximately four hours. The Museums advise that only high-clearance trucks with skilled drivers or ATVs make the trek. Due to limited staff, the Museums cannot arrange ridesharing. Guests should bring a lunch, plenty of water, lawn chairs, layers, and sun protection. As always, this tour takes place in bear country and guests should be prepared to follow Forest Service protocol and carry bear spray.

The Meeteetse Museums is located at 1947 State Street in Meeteetse. For more information, call (307) 868-2423.

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