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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, and knowledgeable people in gift shop

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... read more

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

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 21 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great interpretation at this site, with new exciting programs being developed all the time. Can't wait to try their Full Moon tour at Halloween!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Visited Fort Phil Kearny along the old Bozeman Trail during our R/V trip through the mid-west and western trip this past year. It was named after a Union general killed during the Civil War. It is located off I-90 between Buffalo and Sheridan Wyoming. What you see here is a reconstruction of the old stockade fort since it was abandoned... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We loved that there is still a wooden surround to make it historic and really looked like the sort of fort we expected. The information guides were amazing. And very knowledgable and it was an amazing experience.

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Springfield, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Fort Phil Kearny was one the reasons for this trip. My husband is particularly interested in the Wagon Box fight which is a satellite site of the fort. The visitor's center has some displays, a film, and a model. The staff member used the model to explain the location of the fort, the timber, and the battles. Even knowing very... More 

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you have any interest in the Plains Indian Wars you have to visit the Fetterman Battlesite and Wagon Box Battlefields but before you go to the battlefields visit Fort Kearny and let Jeff and/or Starr explain what happened at each location. Prior to George Custer having his "one bad day" in Montana at the Little Big Horn. The Fetterman... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Definitely worth a visit, very interesting historic place, not much imagination needed to see how it must have been

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Additional Information about Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site

Address: 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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