Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort Overview
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, the first permanent, non-native settlement in the Las Vegas Valley, features the historic remains of an adobe fort built by Mormon missionaries along a spring-fed creek in 1855.
The creek, the only free-flowing water for miles around, provided irrigation for fields and orchards and the 150-square-foot outpost served as a way station for travelers.
The fort was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 1, 1972.
Today the park is located in what is now Downtown Las Vegas. In addition to the fort, which contains a multitude of historic artifacts, a Visitor Center contains exhibits and photos that illustrate the history of the site.
This is the only U.S. state park located in a city that houses the first building ever built in that city.
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- 500 E. Washington Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89101
Tuesday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (last admittance 4 p.m.) Closed Sunday & Monday
Museum admission: $3.00 (children 12 and under are free.)
There are numerous picnic tables located within the park. Restrooms are available, along with a Museum and a Gift Shop.
The park is located in the Las Vegas Valley which is part of the Mohave Desert. The native vegetation consists of the Creosote Bush plant community, however, historic land clearing activities have destroyed the original desert vegetation.
No dogs are allowed in the park, except for service animals.
Those with developmental and/or physical limitations are invited to enjoy all of the recreational activities of Nevada State Parks. If you would like to request additional support or accommodations, please call the Nevada State Parks division office.