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Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site & Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site Featured on Wyoming News Now for Receiving a Grant From the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

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Fort Phil Kearny witnessed the dramatic events of Red Cloud’s War, 1866-1868. Today, the site encompasses 1000 acres, including Fort grounds, two major battlesites, and rich wildlife habitat.


Historic Battles:

Fetterman Fight
The Wagon Box Fight
For more of Fort Phil Kearny's history, updates, and events please visit fortphilkearny.com


Fort Phil Kearny to Host Jim Bridger Book Signing


June 29, 2021

Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site and Fort Phil Kearny / Bozeman Trail Association will host “Conversation and Book Signing” with Jerry Enzler, author of “Jim Bridger: Trailblazer of the American West”.

This free public event will be held on Monday, July 12th at 6 pm at Kearney Hall,4444 Highway 87, Banner, WY.

The author's presentation will focus on Bridger’s time serving as a guide for the Bozeman Trail. Conversation and discussion with the author are welcome during this event.

According to Wyoming native and author Candy Moulton, Enzler’s book is a go-to source for information on Jim Bridger.

“Jim Bridger's story is as big as the West he called his home, and now we have a biography that captures all the nooks and crannies, nuances and tales of Bridger,” Moulton said. “Just as Bridger left no area unexplored, biographer Jerry Enzler has left no stone unturned in writing Bridger’s life story. Following the iconic frontiersman’s archival trail from his 1804 birth in Virginia to his 1881 death in Missouri, Enzler delivers a comprehensive account in ‘Jim Bridger: Trailblazer of the American West.’”




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We are closed. Please view our hours to find a good time to visit!



  • May 1 - May 31 (including holidays): 12pm- 4pm
  • June 1- Sept 30 (including holidays): 8am-6pm
  • Oct 1 - Oct 31 Wednesday-Sunday: 12pm-4pm
  • November 1 - April 30: Open by appointment only (Scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance)
  • Youth Pheasant Hunt- November 2022- See updates section



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

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