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“Super historic site”

Ranked #6 of 20 things to do in Sheridan
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Owner description: A historic battlefield.
Reviewed 21 June 2014

The curator was just opening up as we arrived at 8am, and welcomed us in. She was so kind, told us all the information about the fort and the story of the famous battle there, answering our questions with patience and enthusiasm.

After seeing the film, we walked out to the fort site - there isn't much left, as the Indians burnt it down when the army moved on, but I'd rather see the real site than some Disneyesque re-creation, There are informative boards as you go round (some are due for renewal as birds and weather have rendered them illegible). They do have some Indian silhouettes on the hillside which help to orientate you for the battle.

Well worth a visit, I enjoyed it very much. And good preparation for the Little Bighorn battlefield that we visited later that day.

Thank Soozee
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Keep in mind that the Indians burnt this place to the ground after the troops moved out. So don't expect to see a real fort. But you will get a chance to get an idea of where the fort was located and get a better understanding of the time.

Overall a nice side stop.

Thank gregbooras
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Don't start your tour of historic fight sights here! This is but one spot in the history of the West you MUST visit in your tour of Wyoming and Montana. To fully understand the settling of this part of the country, make sure you schedule plenty of time to hit all the sites along the Bighorn Mountains on your way to the Little Big Horn Fight site. Rustic amenities. Located between Buffalo and Sheridan where more comforts are available. Handicapped access doable.

Thank mrsdustysmom
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Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

A great staff operates this
WY attraction. A very small admission is charged that grants access to the museum, grounds and two nearby battle sites. The scenery includes the Big Horn mountains to the West and rolling hills to the North and South. A very significant part of American frontier history, it guarded the Bozeman Trail from 1866-1868.

Thank VEHEO
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This visit was arranged at short notice because of a change in itinerary due to the federal government shutdown of the national parks. The volunteer historical staff were enthusiastic in relating the history of the fort, in particular, describing the events relating to the Fetterman Massacre which occurred in 1866. After exploring the remains of the fort, we were shown the location in the hills behind the fort where the attacks had taken place and we were treated to an engrossing account of the events and given a demonstration of how the fort soldiers would prime and fire their weaponry at the time. It was an interesting visit to this historic site.

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