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Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site

Address: Sheridan, WY
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Ranked #7 of 14 things to do in Sheridan
Type: History museums, Museums
Activities: Walking
Owner description: A historic battlefield.
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Type: History museums, Museums
Activities: Walking
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: A historic battlefield.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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180 reviews 180 reviews
95 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Rapid City, South Dakota
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This location isn't a destination, but it was a perfect place to stop and take in some interesting historical information while stretching your legs. We went in late September and our daughter enjoyed running around the Fort's grounds while I enjoyed the interpretive placards. Cost was 6 dollars for non-Wyoming adults and free for children.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I thought that it would take me about 3 hours for the fort, the Fetterman Battle Site and the Wagon Box Battle site, but it ended up taking about 6 hours. The demonstration of the types of weapons used by both sides was truly excellent. Bob fired all the types of rifles used, plus one revolver, and a bow and... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I never tire of history, historic locations or battlefields. As said this was my third visit to the fort. It's starting to get a little run down and this is not good considering the state only rebuilt a small portion of the walls of the actual fort. Before visiting though you should read up on the fort and what happened... More 

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Wyoming
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

There's a lot of history here, and the guide pointed out that a great deal of the history is in the terrain, which is still much the same as it was during Red Cloud's time. Well worth the stop; also went to the Fetterman monument. The original 1908 plaque on that monument stated that there were no survivors of the... More 

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Scotland
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23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This attraction exemplifies many of the errors of judgement by the US Government in the early days of westward expansion. The determination and strategic capability of the Indian nations was grossly under-estimated resulting in the humiliating retreat from the region by the US forces after the annihilation of a relief column lured out of the safety of the fort by... More 

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