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Interpretive Center - FORT PHIL KEARNY HISTORIC SITE
 

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Interpretive Center - FORT PHIL KEARNY

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Fort Phil Kearny Interpretive Center introduces visitors to the 1000 acres that we own/manage/interpret.

Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site interprets the Bozeman Trail Forts and Plains Indian Wars 1866-1868, namely Battle of the Hundred in the Hand (Fetterman Battle) and Wagon Box Fight.  Fort Phillip Kearny was the largest stocked fort west of the Mississippi and the Fetterman Battle was the largest loss of life suffered by the US Army at the hands of a native force up until Battle of the Little Bighorn, 10 years after the Fetterman.  It was considered a major national upset/tragedy.

 

LocationLocation

I-90 Exit 44, 3 miles off exit 44

AvailabilityAvailability
  • May 1 – Sept. 30, 8-6 pm. Everyday including holidays.  
  • Oct. 1 – Dec. 21 Noon – 4 Wed. - Sunday
FeesFees
  • Day Use Fees Apply – No additional fees for Interpretive Center

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Site Status

 

COVID-19 Coronavirus
Important Information:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all Wyoming State Park: overnight camping facilities, cabins, yurts, group sites/shelters, showerhouses, some non-essential restrooms, and playgrounds are closed until further notice.

All parks currently remain open for day-use outdoor recreation activities including: trailheads, hiking/biking trails, boat ramps, fishing access, essential restrooms, individual picnic areas/tables. Normal park fees apply; visitors are urged to use fee canisters. 

State Historic Sites are closed to the general public until further notice. 

While we encourage citizens to enjoy the great outdoors while maintaining social distances, please know the Governor has also urged citizens to stay home whenever possible. This is an ever-changing situation. 

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 Fort Phil Kearny Historic Site
 528 Wagon Box Rd
 Banner, WY 82832

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