Search

Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. Please consider reading our editorial policy to understand how and why we publish the resources we do.

Don't forget to like and follow our brand new Facebook page for access to updates and news before anyone else.

Part of our in-depth series exploring the forts of Apacheria

Picture of Fort Buenaventura

Ft. Buenaventura State Park
2450 A Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401-2203
Phone: 801-621-4808

Fort Buenaventura was the first permanent Anglo settlement in the Great Basin. It marked the close of the exploration, trapping and trading era in the West. The fort was originally established by Miles Goodyear in the early 1840s.

The fort has been reconstructed on a 32-acre tract of land in Ogden, 35 miles north of Salt Lake City. Fort Buenaventura State Park includes stockade and cabin replicas on the original site, visitor center, group camping and day-use area, picnic tables, canoe rentals and modern rest rooms. Mountain men activities are held as special times throughout the spring and summer.

Location

Along the Weber River in southwestern Ogden

Facilities

Visitor Center
Picnic Area(s)
Modern Restrooms

Services

Food Service

Season

Open year round

Admission Fee

$2 per person with presentation included. Children under 5 go free. A full fee list is available from the Weber County, Utah council.

Have you visited this historic location?

Help out other Fort Tours readers by sharing a rating, then describe your experience below.

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this historic site.

Join the discussion

Recent Comments