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Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site

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This was the OTHER Battle of the Little Bighorn

And the US Army was defeated the same way, and the Fort ultimately burned, which is why there is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael S
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Bozeman trail fort

Fort Phil Kearny was named after a union general killed in the civil war. This fort and 2 others... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Barry and Nicol... G
Reading, United Kingdom
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Sheridan, WY
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Reviewed 3 days ago

And the US Army was defeated the same way, and the Fort ultimately burned, which is why there is nothing left but the broad outlines. The interpretive center is state run and very small, but still gives an accounting of the site. I found it...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Fort Phil Kearny was named after a union general killed in the civil war. This fort and 2 others were sited to protect the traveler on the bozeman trail in 1866. It was only open for 2 years but saw lots of action between the...More

2  Thank Barry and Nicol... G
Reviewed 7 July 2018

A great stop either before or after visiting Little Big Horn. The presentation by the staff was excellent and put the history, the battles, etc. into perspective and was very informative. This site was one of the Forts along the Bozeman trail and is an...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We stopped here on our way from Buffalo to Cody and when we didn't see much, we decided to skip it and drive on to Cody to see the Buffalo Bill Center. Maybe we will see it next time.

1  Thank houstonnative47
Reviewed 18 March 2018

The site of the 'Fetterman Massacre' is pretty much as it was back in the day, and the walk is great - you can trace the entire battle area. But to call it a massacre is a misnomer and part of the continued racist vibe...More

2  Thank jinnea2018
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This is a very interesting place and kuddos to the person that came up with the guided lantern tours around Halloween!! Have been back to do that more than once!!

Thank ktdeed
Reviewed 2 October 2017

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 1 October 2017

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 20 September 2017

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 15 September 2017

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

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arthur s
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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