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Fort Douglas, Salt Lake City

Fort Douglas, Salt Lake City

Camp Douglas was established in October 1862 as a small military garrison about three miles east of Salt Lake City for the purpose of protecting the overland mail route and telegraph lines along the Central Overland Route. In 1878, the post was renamed Fort Douglas. The fort was officially closed in 1991 and most of the buildings turned over to the University of Utah. A small section of the original fort is used by the Army Reserve and includes the Fort Douglas Military Museum. The Military Museum at Fort Douglas is housed in a building named after General Kauffman, who founded the museum and built it into one of the United States' premier military museums, featuring exhibits from all branches of the Armed Services. A cemetery was established in 1862 about a mile south of the original parade grounds. Later, the cemetery was expanded to accommodate a larger number of burials, not only from Fort Douglas but also from Fort Cameron, following its closure.
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Sight Name: Fort Douglas
Sight Location: Salt Lake City, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

Walking Tours in Salt Lake City, Utah

Create Your Own Walk in Salt Lake City

Create Your Own Walk in Salt Lake City

Creating your own self-guided walk in Salt Lake City is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historic Buildings Tour

Historic Buildings Tour

Salt Lake City’s downtown is a good place to view buildings and sites that reflect the city’s Mormon heritage. Begin your tour at the fine Devereaux Mansion and the Temple Square, the city's most popular attraction, then make your way toward Capitol Hill, rich with Utah history and architectural diversity. Further along the way, you may get to see the influences of other cultures, so...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
Top Religious Sites Walking Tour

Top Religious Sites Walking Tour

As home to the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), it's only expected for Salt Lake City to have many Mormon religious buildings. However, despite the LDS Church holding a large influence, the city is culturally and religiously diverse as well as being the site of many cultural activities. Take this self-guided tour to explore Salt Lake City's beautiful...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Salt Lake City Downtown Walk

Salt Lake City Downtown Walk

The story of Salt Lake City's settlement and growth is inscribed in the streets and historic buildings of its downtown. Many visitors say it's the cleanest area they've ever been in, and church leaders have planned it very well indeed: the layout resembles a Cartesian graph, with the origin at Temple Square.

In 1847, four days after the scouting team had first arrived in this...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Pioneers Trail

Pioneers Trail

After extensive religious persecution in the Eastern and Midwestern United States, the Mormon Pioneers made their way across the plains and mountains to the west to a spot where Brigham Young said God had designated they should stop and settle. Unlike other social groups (farmers, miners, merchants) who created other western cities, these settlers arrived in Salt Lake Valley as a...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles