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Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site

Sheridan, WY
+1 307-684-7629
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Dramatic view of the Army in the West

Any/all folks with an awareness/interest in American history need to invest an hour or so to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JMAC2239
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Cumming
Stop at visitor center to understand

The story of Fort Phil Kearny is told at the visitors center. See the videos and talk to the person... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wyosoldier
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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A historic battlefield.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“wagon box” (16 reviews)
“bozeman trail” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
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Sheridan, WY
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+1 307-684-7629
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Any/all folks with an awareness/interest in American history need to invest an hour or so to discover this Site and learn of the settling of the west that is graphically displayed - and told - at this Historic Site. The State of Wyoming Park has...More

Thank JMAC2239
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The story of Fort Phil Kearny is told at the visitors center. See the videos and talk to the person working there to understand its significance. After the Army abandoned it, the Native Americans burned it down so there is really not much left to...More

Thank Wyosoldier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the site on a cold and rainy day so was not able to walk around the grounds of the Fort. Nice visual display explaining the Fort and why it was important. Will come back again to walk the grounds.

Thank mswalleye
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Missed it going West but turned around at Sheridan and found this out of the way Historic site. There is parking on site and interpetive signs along with a museum with the history of this fort which was built to protect the Bozeman Trail which...More

Thank Monica58860
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

The fort is a partial reproduction with foundations of the original. The visitor center is small but does have allot of artifacts and exhibits. You can also drive a few miles away and visit a memorial at the battlefield and walk a trail through it.

Thank Albert C
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

You won't get much from your visit... Yet. It was interesting to see the front wall, the sawmill, and lots of empty spaces, but you won't learn a whole lot until they finish renovations. All the signage except one large map and a few large...More

1  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Part of this Fort still stands, at least part of the front wall. There is a nice walking path within the Fort and a map that shows you where all the buildings once stood. They had a interactive center, but we didn't stop in there...More

Thank Baseballgirl1975
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I've been interested in the Fetterman Fight (Battle of The 100 in Hand) for years. So I REALLY enjoyed seeing the place where it happened. We had an enthusiastic staff member give an overview of the battle at the museum, and watched the short film....More

1  Thank DisplacedColoradan
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Yes, this is important part of history of Indian Wars. Site of Wagon Box fight and Fetterman Fight. Only time Indians really made an attack plan and carried it out so well. They wiped of Captain Fetterman and 80 others. If Custer had not happened,...More

Thank 37sidneym
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Currently stuck in the middle of nowhere but cow fields, this fort did command a view wide and far. Empty fields that were so so important 150 years ago.

Thank ki0ki
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arthur s
9 July 2016|
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Response from BlueStone2251 | Reviewed this property |
Most likely to see snakes (Milk, garter, hognose, & bullsnakes, are typical but not commonly encountered snakes), generally moving away. Non poisonous snakes outnumber our famous prairie rattler. While rattlesnakes inhabit... More
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