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July Events at Fort Churchill

Fort Churchill State Historic Park

Coffee with a Ranger

Bring your own mug and join a ranger for some early morning conversation. Ask questions, learn about the park, share your experiences and make new friends.

WHEN: Sunday, July 2 and Sunday, July 16, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Walk-in campsite at the Samuel Buckland Campground at Fort Churchill. Fort Churchill is located 8 miles south of the Highway 95A/Highway 50 intersection on Highway 95A, at 10000 Highway 95A, Silver Springs, NV 89429.
COST: There is a Park entrance fee of $5.00 per vehicle for Nevada residents and $7.00 per vehicle for out-of-state visitors (cash or check only). There is no additional cost to participate in the program.

Junior Ranger

Calling all kids to Fort Churchill State Historic Park! Come and explore the rich history and natural wonders found in and around the park. A variety of activities, crafts and short hikes will be part of the fun. Please bring water, sun protection, insect repellant and comfortable closed-toe shoes.

WHEN: Saturday, July 8, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: John C. Fremont Picnic Area at Fort Churchill. Fort Churchill is located 8 miles south of the Highway 95A/Highway 50 intersection on Highway 95A, at 10000 Highway 95A, Silver Springs, NV 89429.
COST: There is a Park entrance fee of $5.00 per vehicle for Nevada residents and $7.00 per vehicle for out-of-state visitors (cash or check only). There is no additional cost to participate in the program.

Campfire Program

Join our park ranger around a campfire to learn about the many things that make Fort Churchill State Historic Park a unique and special place.

WHEN: Friday, July 14, 8:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
WHERE: Meet at the Pony Bob Haslam Group Use Area at Fort Churchill. Fort Churchill is located 8 miles south of the Highway 95A/Highway 50 intersection on Highway 95A, at 10000 Highway 95A, Silver Springs, NV 89429.
COST: There is a Park entrance fee of $5.00 per vehicle for Nevada residents and $7.00 per vehicle for out-of-state visitors (cash or check only). There is no additional cost to participate in the program.

Insect Investigations

Come out to Fort Churchill and learn about some of the creeping, crawling, buzzing, and flying insects found in the park. See and learn first-hand about insect identification, collection and pinning. You will even have the opportunity to start your own collection. Program is intended for adults and children 6 years of age and older. Reservations are requested. Please call 775-577-4880 to reserve your spot.

WHEN: Saturday, July 15, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: John C. Fremont Picnic Area at Fort Churchill. Fort Churchill is located 8 miles south of the Highway 95A/Highway 50 intersection on Highway 95A, at 10000 Highway 95A, Silver Springs, NV 89429.
COST: There is a Park entrance fee of $5.00 per vehicle for Nevada residents and $7.00 per vehicle for out-of-state visitors (cash or check only). There is no additional cost to participate in the program.

Twilight Tour

Immerse yourself in the most magical time of day in the desert. Join our park ranger for an easy 0.6-mile walk around the Fort Churchill ruins. Learn about the past while enjoying a beautiful sunset, clear skies, flitting bats and the company of friends and family. Please bring water, comfortable closed-toe shoes and a flashlight.

WHEN: Friday, July 21, 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
WHERE: Meet at the Fort Churchill Museum. Fort Churchill is located 8 miles south of the Highway 95A/Highway 50 intersection on Highway 95A, at 10000 Highway 95A, Silver Springs, NV 89429.
COST: There is a Park entrance fee of $5.00 per vehicle for Nevada residents and $7.00 per vehicle for out-of-state visitors (cash or check only). There is no additional cost to participate in the program.

Junior Gardener

If you are naturally curious, like to learn by doing, love playing in the dirt, and are between the ages of 6-12, join our park ranger in the garden at Buckland Station to experience the satisfaction that comes from gardening. Please bring water, sun protection, insect repellant, gardening gloves and comfortable closed-toe shoes.  

WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Historic Buckland Station. Buckland Station is located approximately 9 miles south of the Highway 95A/Highway 50 intersection on Highway 95A, at 10000 Highway 95A, Silver Springs, NV 89429.
COST: There is a Park entrance fee of $5.00 per vehicle for Nevada residents and $7.00 per vehicle for out-of-state visitors (cash or check only). There is no additional cost to participate in the program.

Star Party

Come enjoy an evening under the stars. Members of the Northern Nevada Astronomy Group will begin the evening with a short educational presentation, followed by a viewing of stars, planets, and other celestial objects through high-powered telescopes. Please dress for the weather. Red lights, lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged.

WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 8:30 p.m.to 11:00 p.m.
WHERE: Meet in the gravel parking area adjacent to the Fort Churchill Cemetery. Fort Churchill is located 8 miles south of the Highway 95A/Highway 50 intersection on Highway 95A, at 10000 Highway 95A, Silver Springs, NV 89429.
COST: There is a Park entrance fee of $5.00 per vehicle for Nevada residents and $7.00 per vehicle for out-of-state visitors (cash or check only). There is no additional cost to participate in the program. 

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