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Fort Fetterman State Historic Site

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Out of the way - but worth the trip.

This location is about seven miles away from Douglas - and a bit hard to find. The curator was... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
MJGoldfarb
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
Off the beaten path

If your into the history of forts you like this visit. But, if not... don't be expecting a lot and... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2017
Joe M
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Odessa, Texas
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752 State Highway 93, Douglas, WY 82633-9267
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

This location is about seven miles away from Douglas - and a bit hard to find. The curator was VERY helpful & knowledgeable & gave me an excellent commentary on the fort. Unfortunately only two original buildings remain but a nice map is given showing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MJGoldfarb
Reviewed August 29, 2017

If you are passing through eastern Wyoming on the I-25 en route to Casper, this park/historic site is a great place for a rest stop and to eat your picnic lunch. There is even a gift shop and information center as well as clean well...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

If your into the history of forts you like this visit. But, if not... don't be expecting a lot and bring a good imagination. Their is not a lot to see but a lot to learn. The staff is very nice and very accommodating. There...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 3, 2017

This was an interesting stop that ties in with the whole western development story. You can get a real idea of life of soldiers here in what was a hardship post and on the edge of big expeditions against the Indians. Staff were very knowledge...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

If you are a history buff this is a place to check out. Driving thru Wyoming this is a great stop to stretch your legs and learn some history. Beautiful views of Wyoming.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

Watch for the signs - they are small. we missed the road the first time - didn't see the small brown sign. Once we arrived, there are a couple of buildings, lots of fields of nothing. you have to use your imagination a lot. There...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 2, 2017

What a hidden gem this is! This site truly allows you to soak yourself in history. Star, a staff member, was a excellent resource for our knowledge quest. With her exuberance she allows you to see "yesterday". We were very fortunate to have visited Fort...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Quincy A
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Fort Fetterman was a significant supply fort during the Indian Wars. It was the staging area for Gen. Crook for the 1876 campaign against he Souix. He, of course, ran into difficulty at Rosebud and was unable to meet his mission quite possibly contributing to...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

There isn't much there any more but it is very interesting if you like western American History. General Crook left Ft Fetterman in the spring of 1876 leading one of three columns to triangulate on and locate the Indians to take them back to the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

Fort Fetterman was an important fort involved in the history of the Bozeman Trail and the development of state of Wyoming. Portugee Phillips, Malcolm Campbell Sheriff, etc lived in and around the Fort.

Date of experience: April 2016
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