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Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort

  • 500 E. Washington Ave. Map It
  • Downtown
  • Historic District/Site

Updated 05/28/2014

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Southern Nevada's oldest historic site was built by Mormons in 1855 to give refuge to travelers along the Salt Lake–Los Angeles trail, many of whom were bound for the California goldfields. Left to Native Americans after the gold rush, the adobe fort was later revitalized by a miner and his partners. In 1895 it was turned into a resort, and the city's first swimming pool was constructed by damming Las Vegas Creek. Today the restored fort contains more than half the original

bricks. Antiques and artifacts help to re-create a turn-of-the-20th-century Mormon living room.

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Sight Information

Address:

500 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101, United States

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Phone:

702-486–3511

Website: www.parks.nv.gov

Sight Details:

  • $1
  • Tue.–Sat. 8–4:30

Updated 05/28/2014

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