Fort Washakie, Wyoming: Grave and Statue of Sacajawea

Indian guide Sacajawea helped lead Lewis and Clark's expedition to the Pacific Ocean. She's buried in an active Native American cemetery; a statue and monument is in the adjacent campground.
Address:
Cemetery Lane, Fort Washakie, WY
Directions:
From Lander drive north on US Hwy 287 to Fort Washakie, about 14 miles. Turn left (west) at the Sinclair gas station. Follow N. Fork Rd for a half-mile, then bear left onto S. Fork Rd. Drive a quarter-mile, then bear right to continue on S. Fork Rd. Drive one mile. Turn left onto Cemetery Lane. You'll see the cemetery ahead on the right. The statue is easy to spot; the grave is the tall tombstone near the log cabin.
Admission:
Free.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Grave and Statue of Sacajawea

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Grave and Statue of Sacajawea

The name of the cemetery is Sacajawea Cemetery. Park in front and take a path to walk up to the hill.

[Edith, 06/03/2014]
Grave of Sacajawea. Sacajawea's Grave Site

She is our great x 5 grandmother. Without the Roadside America app we wouldn't have known this was here. A very cool place.

[Shelby, 07/12/2012]

Many historians believe that Sacajawea died and was buried in obscurity in 1812. There's not a lot of proof that she lived until 1884 -- she would have been nearly 100 -- and was buried here, but it does seem like a perfect spot for Sacajawea's grave.

Sacajawea's grave. Sacajawea's Grave

We visited Sacajawea's grave in July 2011. It was not quite as easy as expected to find the actual cemetery. We had to be led, and I unfortunately didn't write down the directions. All I can tell you is that the cemetery is west of town. The cemetery is active, and the decorations on the graves are colorful and beautiful. The walkway is narrow and rough, and I'm not sure if I would have gone into the heart of the cemetery if it was winter! I got to the gravestones for Sacajawea and her sons, but saw a snake and decided I wasn't brave enough to walk the rest of the way to the statue!

[Melinda Bryan, 01/22/2012]
Sacajawea Monument in the cemetery. Sacajawea's Grave Site

The Sacajawea Cemetery is the official grave site of Sacajawea, the young Shoshone Indian who helped lead Lewis and Clark's expedition to the Pacific Ocean. There is also a monument to her at the rear of the campground. You will find her gravestone midway down the cemetery, along with those of her son Baptistte and her adopted son Brazil.

Also on the grounds of the cemetery is a small log building which was the first school for Indians, built in 1878.

Please note, this is an active Native American cemetery, so please be respectful.

[Linda/RV Vagabonds, 06/15/2010]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Ride the JackalopeRide the Jackalope, Dubois, WY - 52 mi.
Giant Buffalo Skull DoorwayGiant Buffalo Skull Doorway, Dubois, WY - 52 mi.
Black Bear StatueBlack Bear Statue, Dubois, WY - 52 mi.
In the region:
Giant Trout and Fishing Pole, Dubois, WY - 54 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the US and Canada are our special obsession. Start here.
Use RoadsideAmerica.com's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

November 23, 2014

My Sights

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Wyoming Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Stuckie the Mummified Dog, Waycross, Georgia (Nov 17-23, 2014)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Nearby Hotels and Motels, Fort Washakie, Wyoming

Nightly rates found:

Book Online Now