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Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site

Sheridan, WY
+1 307-684-7629
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A great place to learn some little known history

We spent several very interesting hours at the interpretive center at the site of Fort Phil Kearny... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Skandia, Michigan
Historic massacre of US Army troops in 1866

Off the interstate near Sheridan, Wyoming, this state historic site, was famous because, prior to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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A historic battlefield.
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  • Average8%
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 18 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
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We stopped at the Fort Phil Kearny State Historical Site on Wed., Dec. 21st, which was the 160th anniversary of the Fetterman Fight. Normally we see the announcement in our local (Casper, Wy.) paper, and decide the roads, weather, etc. are not good to travel...More

1  Thank Monte H
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We stopped here and spent about 3 hours reading and looking. This area is so rich in history. It is off the beaten path, but good signage will get you here. We pulled our 5th wheel over the back roads and there was plenty of...More

Thank diane h
Reviewed 13 October 2016 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...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 23 September 2016

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...More

1  Thank Marc D
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arthur s
what snakes would you en counter if we visited the fetterman site
10 July 2016|
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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