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Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park

82038 Fort Avenue, Burwell, NE 68823
(308) 346-4715
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Ranked #3 of 4 attractions in Burwell
Type: Historic Sites, Forests
Traveler Description: The Fremont Pathfinders reenactment group will be presenting an 1870's cavalry living history program on Saturday July 25 and Sunday July 26 , 2009... more »
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Hastings, Nebraska
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91 reviews 91 reviews
46 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I hadn't been to the Fort in years and I was delightfully surprised at how nice it is now. The buildings all seem to be in good repair and most have excellent displays inside. The staff was nice and on the whole we found it informative and fun. if you are trying to decide between here and Fort Kearny, come... More

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North Loup, NE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Fort Hartsuff is a great place for the whole family to visit. It was an actual prairie fort of days gone by. The integrity of the fort has been maintained, with few "modern" conveniences, just as it was when soldiers occupied the fort. It is a wonderful learning experience for young and old.

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Lexington, Nebraska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It was fun to get a idea of what life was like back in the day. The buildings are well kept and appropriately furnished. You go need a park permit to get in and there is a small admission fee, but well worth it.

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Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I had no clue there was a historic fort in the area...living near one I couldn't wait to check this place out. Very nice, informative gem that families and all history buffs should visit. Had a great chat with a parks employee and I wish more visitors took time to visit.....keep in mind with all the money that is WASTED... More

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Underwood, Iowa
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97 reviews 97 reviews
68 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The fact that the original construction was the 1850's version of concrete resulted in an awesome foundation upon which to renovate this historic fort that served the frontier during the Indian troubles following the U.S. Civil War. If you are a history buff, make a visit. If you are an architecture buff, make a visit. If you're passing by on... More

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Nebraska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Bring your cover-alls, sleeping bags and coffee and come to the second annual star gazing party at Fort Hartsuff SHP. Saturday, October 13th beginning at dusk. Camp on the parade ground or in the barracks, be prepared to endure cold weather, listen to astronomer Dan Glomski discuss what to watch for in the night sky and enjoy looking through a... More

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Shelton Nebraska
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The history of the American west that lives on to present day. It gives the history buff in all of us a chance to see how life was on the prairie

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Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park is indeed one of the most historically maintained military site of the "Indian Wars". Fort Hartsuff was developed to help protect both the "Homesteaders" in the area from the Sioux as well as to act as a buffer between the Pawnee (who were allies of the United States at the time ) and the Sioux... More

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Walk inside buildings on the fort and learn the history.

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Arcadia,NE
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

I have been going to Fort Hartsuff for over 40 years and it never gets old. There is a nice picnic area where we have celebrated several birthdays.

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