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Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site

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

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A Fort, A Massacre, and a Fight

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2014
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Springfield, IL
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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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
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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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Rapid City, South Dakota
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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
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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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118 helpful votes 118 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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