Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park

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Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park

Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park
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Randy C
111 contributions
Must see
Aug 2021 • Couples
Awesome old historical army fort. Great place to spend an afternoon. Fantastic job of restoration. Very friendly and low key park staff.
Written August 15, 2021
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BugJohn
Lincoln, NE59 contributions
Very cool frontier fort!
Jul 2021 • Friends
This is a very well-maintained frontier fort that is quite out of the way. A number of buildings are present, and they have been nicely restored and furnished with period items. The barracks, for example, have a complete complement of beds, and the guardhouse had reconstructed detention boxes that must been horrifying for those held in them. One can also go through the officer's quarters, stables, baker's area, and quartermaster's commissary. Signage was good. The park headquarters had a short (10 minutes) video that provides background on the fort (although the volume was rather low on a small screen) and some relics from the site and period. There is also a small store there that sells snacks, books, and other interesting tidbits. The staff was pleasant and knowledgeable. The tour is self-guided and took about an hour Very enjoyable visit!
Written July 10, 2021
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KRN816
162 contributions
Fort hart stuff
Aug 2020 • Couples
Great stop during a quick trip to the Sandhills. A great piece of local history. Well preserved and curated. Some buildings closed due to Covid but still a great stop for history buffs. One hour is plenty of time
Written August 22, 2020
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Cynthia F
Seward, NE25 contributions
Could have been great
Jun 2020 • Couples
We visited on the morning of Sunday, June 28, 2020. We were the only visitors there. Prior to entering, we saw a sign stating we were to pay $2 a piece for admission (we already have a Nebraska park permit, which is also required). We deposited a check in the box and entered, only to find out that every single one of the historic buildings were closed because of COVID-19. That would have been nice to know prior to paying the admission fee.

We looked in the windows of some of the buildings and I saw historical artifacts and rooms set up in a way that rivals Mt. Vernon and other historical fort sites we have visited. Truly, this place is a gem. I’m just sad we weren’t able to see much of it as we are both history buffs. It’s in such a remote location I can’t imagine controlling crowds is a challenge, but I’ll just chalk it up to one more thing COVID affected. 🙄
Written June 29, 2020
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JDH402
Omaha, NE16 contributions
Great stop if you're in the area
Sep 2019
Fascinating bit of history. Amazing to see how much original stuff is there and the restoration work was impressive. Walking through the grounds and buildings was like walking into the past.
Written November 4, 2019
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AnnaR
18 contributions
Wonderful place!
Mar 2019 • Solo
They've done a wonderful job in restoring this fort. I don't know how busy it gets in the summer, but when I went on a Wednesday at the end of March, I had the place to myself. It was easy to imagine traveling back in time. I was surprised at how much time I wound up spending here. There are so many artifacts and things to read. If you're a history buff, this is a must-stop.
Written March 31, 2019
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jeananddel
Liberty105 contributions
a hidden gem!
Jul 2018 • Couples
We visited Ft. Hartsuff for the first time in over 20 years - and it is as excellent as ever. Mostly original buildings, with original items - all very well maintained. You are not "walled off" from the exhibits - they are right there. It is primarily a self-guided tour, but it is great. You do have to want to get to Ft. Hartsuff - but it's worth the effort. A small gift shop, but with great stuff.
Written July 5, 2018
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whale0ilbeefh00ked
Kingsbury, UK44 contributions
even us brits found it interesting
May 2018 • Couples
very atmospheric place....wife loved the history as well as the old quilts.....excellent place to visit
Written May 22, 2018
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slobird
Morro Bay, CA165 contributions
Well Maintained Fort & Grounds
Mar 2018 • Business
Not too far off of the highway, but just enough so that our mid-week visit we had the park to ourselves. I am sure it is not always like that, but it sure made for a wonderful opportunity to explore this well-restored fort...
Written March 29, 2018
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MadsDK
Odense, Denmark638 contributions
An interesing historic place to visit
Aug 2017 • Friends
We came on a Tuesday and had the place all to ourself.

This is a very interesting historic place. all the buildings are well preserved and gives a very good impression on every day life in the fort for both soldiers and commanders.

We were impressed with the exhibitions and all the equipemnt on display. The commanders quarters were very impressive!
Written September 6, 2017
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