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Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site

Sheridan, WY
+1 307-684-7629
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Interesting and Educational

We spent a little time reading the history and enjoying the museum. The actual fort was ok. Most... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Crix B
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Stumbled On It

If you love history you will really like Ft. Kearny and the other sites very close by (Wagon Box... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Jackson, Mississippi
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A historic battlefield.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We spent a little time reading the history and enjoying the museum. The actual fort was ok. Most items were being updated an not there. The neat thing was the layout of where buildings stood and how "small" things were compared to today's buildings (i.e....More

Thank Crix B
Reviewed 17 July 2017

If you love history you will really like Ft. Kearny and the other sites very close by (Wagon Box Fight and Fetterman's Massacre). Lots of interesting things to see at all these places and they are literally within minutes of each other. You really have...More

Thank OleSouthWanderer
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Watch the 12 minute movie in the visitor center for a painless lesson in both history and US/Indian relations. Very helpful!

Thank Union502
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We stopped here between Little Bighorn Battlefield and Mount Rushmore. It is a quiet, out of the way place. They have a visitor's center with a museum and a gift shop with a good book selection related to the fort/local history. We had the site...More

Thank Christy C
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We spent several very interesting hours at the interpretive center at the site of Fort Phil Kearny. Well worth it. We particularly enjoyed the meticulously hand-crafted dioramas and the video.

Thank 845barbw
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Off the interstate near Sheridan, Wyoming, this state historic site, was famous because, prior to Custer and Little Big Horn, it was the largest US Army loss of lives during the Indian wars in the 1800s. It is a reconstructed fort, since the Indians destroyed...More

Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This small but historically significant site should be on every Western history buff's must see list if you are in the Billings or Sheridan area- it has a nice artifact display and film in the visitor center, the grounds of the fort are laid out...More

Thank gdp9pitt
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I love history. This stop took us about 40 min. We only went to the fort and visitor center on this trip. It is so cool to look across the valley to the ridge and see the silhouettes and imagine the Fetterman massacre being set...More

Thank Marysland
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a site that any Western history buff will want to see and learn about. Located on the Bozeman trail, this was an important frontier outpost in the 1860s-1870s

Thank srmaertens
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

After spending 6 hours thoroughly enjoying a drive into the Big Horns out of Dayton Wyoming, I took the opportunity to visit for Phil Kearney and the Fetterman site. The interpretive center had a very knowledgeable host and he was enthusiastic about my visit and...More

Thank Brian B
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arthur s
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Response from BlueStone2251 | Reviewed this property |
Most likely to see snakes (Milk, garter, hognose, & bullsnakes, are typical but not commonly encountered snakes), generally moving away. Non poisonous snakes outnumber our famous prairie rattler. While rattlesnakes inhabit... More