Cove Fort is a fort, unincorporated community, and historical site located in Millard County, Utah. It was founded in 1867 by Ira Hinckley (the paternal grandfather of Gordon B. Hinckley) at the request of Brigham Young. One of its distinctive features is the use of volcanic rock in the construction of the walls, rather than the wood used in many mid-19th-century western forts. This difference in construction is the reason it is one of very few forts of this period still surviving.For Cove Fort Historic Site and beyond, use our Sevier road trip planning site to get the most from your Sevier vacation.
Cove Fort is the closest named place to the western terminus of Interstate 70, resulting in Cove Fort being listed as a control city on freeway signs, though the fort itself is historical and has no permanent population.
Cove Fort Historic Site reviews
This is a wonderful place to bring your family and feel immersed in pioneer times. The tour guides are all volunteers and do an excellent job in the tour and answering any questions you may have. We..... more »
Just off the highway north of Beaver is a great restored bit of history. The guides are very knowledgeable and seem to enjoy their work. I have been through the tour 3 times and each time learn... more »
This is a great place for a quick stop to learn some well-preserved history. Personal, guided tours are offered by members of the Mormon church who work at the facility. Restoration here was well done, and the tour is excellent. Takes about an hour, and the guide will tailor the tour to your time frame if needed. Sister Walker was very kind and knowledgeable. Enjoyable experience. Thank you!
It was a lot of fun. A great place to let the kids get out and explore during a long car ride. The tour was well organized and had a lot of fun facts. They showed you fun games that the pioneer kids would play and sent the kids home with wooden spinners. We loved it and my kids For 2,4,6, and 7. So great for all ages.
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