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Yellowstone - Fort Yellowstone - A Cultural Walk Through Time

Fort Yellowstone - A Cultural Walk Through Time

(108 reviews)
Mammoth Hot Springs Village, Yellowstone, United States
45 mins

About the tour

Take a wander though Fort Yellowstone, built when the US Army was administering the world’s first National Park, while we explore both ancient and modern human stories of Yellowstone. Though Yellowstone was set aside for it’s geologic wonders, the world’s first National Park is steeped in human history. From earliest hunters leaving evidence of their passing close to 11,000 years ago, to modern Native people who still have a deep connection with this landscape, to the army and eventually the National Park Service, and for the visitors from around the world who pass through today, Yellowstone is not just a natural park, but a cultural one as well. We will likely not see thermal features on this walk, but will focus on the human history of Yellowstone.

Meet your local guide


Ashea has spent twenty-five years exploring and sharing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, helping people connect to a wild landscape and to themselves. She has led all ages and interests through Yellowstone including children’s programming, driving snow coaches, skiing and hiking deep into the backcountry, geyser-gazing, and road-based wildlife watching. She lives 100 yards from Yellowstone National Park’s boundary with her ecologist husband, where they own an ecological consulting business and small educational guiding company. Immersing in Yellowstone and the surrounding public lands with their daughter on skis and foot is where they find nourishment. She is excited to share her home landscape with the world in this unique way!

Ashea has been guiding since Sep 1998

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Yellowstone with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Yellowstone. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Karen K.

13 April 2021

I had a few interruptions and had to leave the tour. She seemed great and I look forward to try & take this tour again.

Pauline G.

11 April 2021

Interesting and different tour

Sandra B.

11 April 2021

Very interesting tour and thanks for all the history too

Anne🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 O.

11 April 2021

I wasn’t aware that all these old buildings were in Yellowstone. I knew it was the first National Park in the States, and have visited it. The buildings looked surprisingly modern, and it was great to see some bison, although too far away for a postcard ( although I do understand why).

Jean S.

11 April 2021

She was wonderful!

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