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Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site

Open Now: 08:00 - 18:00
Open today: 08:00 - 18:00
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Hidden treasure

We recently visited Buffalo and spent some time at this battlefield. It is a fascinating little... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
Sue W
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Bishop family

Wow! Excellent place to visit. You can feel the history of the place seeping into you as you walk... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
Cindy B
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

We recently visited Buffalo and spent some time at this battlefield. It is a fascinating little museum with a diorama that's a real work of art. We watched a video and then had a personal account of the battle that took place there from Misty,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Wow! Excellent place to visit. You can feel the history of the place seeping into you as you walk the grounds. The staff was so friendly and willing to share their knowledge of the fort and the events that took place in the surrounding country....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Stopped by on my way up north. There are no buildings left except for the visitor's center. The visitor's center does have some nice artifacts. There is also a 10 minute film about the history of the fort, and some of the battles that took...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Fort Phil Kearney, in its short two year history, had a rather tragic time in the west. Its soldiers were under constant attack, either at the fort or on wood chopping details. Lt Fetterman and 80 men were wiped out on nearby Massacre Hill during...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I seen a sign about the fort, so decided to check it out. They had taken down the signs that told you about each spot. I don't know what shape the signs were in, couldn't they have been left while new ones were made. I...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Came on this historical site by accident. There is a nice museum and small theatre which gives you the background of the fort. There are no buildings in the actual fort area so not a lot to look at there.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

We stopped at Fort Kearney - unfortunately it was after hours, so we only viewed the fort itself and were not able to view any pamphlets/other to aide in our visit. The "spotting scopes" were very helpful in pinpointing the area discussed on the information...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Vic J
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Stopped here on our way to Sheridan. We've visited a lot of the western forts and each has it's unique features. There is a lot of history here about the moving west saga in 1862-1864. The main story is of the Fetterman Massacre, which was...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank RueterRD
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We visited the museum early morning a small but informative museum but the real knowledge is the staff take the time to talk with them. Yes you need to use your imagination when walking around the fort layout. Great care should be taken when walking...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Marsy2
Reviewed 22 June 2016

If you are traveling through Sheridan and have time, you'll enjoy the Fort. Its not a place to spend all day, but its a great opportunity to teach the family about the Indian Wars. Our 10 year old enjoyed using her imagination as we shared...More

Date of experience: June 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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