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Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site

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Address: Sheridan, WY
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Walking
Description: A historic battlefield.

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Interesting 'off the beaten track' place to visit

We found out about this site through Tim Slessor's book on the west called More Than Cowboys (highly recommended). The museum is small but interesting and the fort is worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Hermitage, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We found out about this site through Tim Slessor's book on the west called More Than Cowboys (highly recommended). The museum is small but interesting and the fort is worth exploring. The best feature of the site is the enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff. Well worth a visit to learn about a fascinating, relatively unknown historical event -- and it is... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting place for those who would like to understand both the points of view: US soldiers and natives. The location and the explanations at the site takes the imagination to 1866. The museum is very interesting, lot of books, exhibits and a nice movie. But overall the explanation of Ms Star at the museum, worths a visit. She is very... More 

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This spot is not on the itinerary of many but the hard core history buffs such as myself. However if you find yourself journeying south from Sheridan, it's well worth a few hours. Like the Little Bighorn battlefield, this site was gloriously beautiful in mid summer, making its story even more tragic. Fort Phil Kearny was established in 1866 and... More 

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Eureka, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went to the Battlefield monument first. The original stonework is still standing. then on to the Fort. They have an interesting museum and a replica of part of the fort. Well worth the trip.

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Falls Church, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The museum and the movie are excellent at explaining in a balanced way what was going on between the Plains Indians and the Whites who were expanding westward. The Fetterman Massacre which took place outside the fort was the worst defeat of the US Army until the Custer's Last Stand at Little Bighorn ten years later. If you're seeking to... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Little know historical site. Learned a lot about this fort from my mother. I'd never heard of it before. Nice presentation video and knowledgeable staff. Only complaint was that the signs to the location of the fort weren't prominent on the road and we got lost. I would recommend visiting this site if you are a history buff.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The old fort no longer exists, but its outlines do, and the little shop has interesting supply of Native American books and an interesting video about the fort. The fort is close to the site of the Fetterman Fight, which was also interesting and worth visiting.

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Tallahassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We walked both the Fort and Fetterman trails. Such a sad story in a beautiful location. Reading about Red Cloud tactics a real eye opener.

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North Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Originally, I thought this would be a 30 minute stop with some photo ops of monuments, however - the State of Wyoming has done an amazing job of creating a first rate visitors center with very knowledgeable staff. This site is dedicated to some incidents that have been glossed over (if not completely ignored) by most standardized US history books.... More 

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited not only the fort, but the sites of the Wagon Box Fight and the Fetterman Battle. The staff at the visitors' center at Ft. Phil Kearny was friendly, and gave us book recommendations so we could continue to learn about the Army's activity in the area.

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Additional Information about Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site

Address: Sheridan, WY
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Sheridan
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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