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Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site

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Address: Sheridan, WY
Phone Number: 3076847629
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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A historic battlefield.

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Great place for all ages.

Historical site for sure. A lot of history before and after white made came. Their inter action with native indians. Also story about the end of fort. Good for few hours. This... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
John B
Kingwood, TX, United States
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Kingwood, TX, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historical site for sure. A lot of history before and after white made came. Their inter action with native indians. Also story about the end of fort. Good for few hours. This place is another example of how the white came and push the native Indian away for their interest.

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Deer Lodge, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stop in the visitors center and get a full explanation of the battle.battle. There is a brief movie well worth seeing. There are three sites that need to be viewed. Go to the fort/visitor's center first. Get an explanation of what happened. Go to the killing grounds...about 3 miles away. An easy drive. Then go the scene of the wagon... More 

1 Thank Marc D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

The fort site is huge. Best of all, the museum and the staff presentation was superb! The drive up to the Wagon Box Fight site is worth the trip. We missed the Fetterman Massacre site. Ah well next time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Established along the Bozeman Trail to protect travelers against Indian attack, the Fort was abandoned 2 years later and burned to the ground by the Indians. Today there is an outline of where the fort once stood. A small visitors center stands nearby with a short film and some exhibits along with a small gift shop. A great place to... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

The only thing that remains of the original Ft Kearny is a rusted piece of sawmill. They do have some good maps and you can walk through the boundaries of the original fort, as well as tour the visitor center. More hallowed ground, though, was the nearby site of the Dec 1866 massacre of nearly 80 soldiers from the fort,... More 

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Maryville, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

So much history here. The self guided tour is a must! You feel like you were there when all of this really took place. The people at the Fort site were so helpful! Answered all of our questions with great clarity. You can tell they take great pride in their jobs and this historic place!!

1 Thank Ed B
York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Great place to take a break if driving south from Sheridan. Clean rest rooms, friendly knowledgeable staff and nice historic site. From the pictures and website I did not expect much. Don't be fooled this is a hidden gem just off the highway. Well done museum with several displays and two battlefields just beyond the fort. Thank you to the... More 

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

The drive is nice but the history is better when you fine the spot where it was actually performed. This fort along with many others in Wyoming are a page from the past, we hope the remembering will last. Enjoy in being and seeing where so much of yesterday happened.

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

At exit 44 on the I 90 near Sheridan there is nothing left of the original fort as the Sioux burned it when it was abandoned by the US Army in 1868. There is a large car park, toilets and an interpretive centre whose knowledgeable curator can talk for hours about the fort and it's history. There is also a... More 

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

We recently visited Buffalo and spent some time at this battlefield. It is a fascinating little museum with a diorama that's a real work of art. We watched a video and then had a personal account of the battle that took place there from Misty, a great historian and story teller. I recommend it.

Thank Sue W

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