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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 Fool Moon Fort Tours


Full Moon Fort Tours
Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, 2022
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site
528 Wagon Box Road, Banner, WY 82832
$10 per person age 12 and up

Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site, in conjunction with the Trident Theater Company, is announcing the return of their Full Moon Fort tours!

Held annually on the weekend closest to October’s full moon, this event explores the grisly details of fort life in the 1860s. Tour guides will lead groups of 20 people through the fort by lantern-light to experience an evening of true stories that are too eerie to make up.

Tickets are on sale now, and are $10 per person, ages 12 and up. Ages 11 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fortphilkearny.com or by calling the Fort at 307-684-7629.

Tours start at 6:30 p.m. and happen every half hour. While the 6:30 tour will be child-friendly, later tours feature true stories told a little more graphicly. 

Tour times fill up quickly so be sure to book early, and all visitors are encouraged to dress warmly for this outdoor event.

Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site is located at 528 Wagon Box Road, in Banner, Wyo., and is a division of Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources. 

For more information or directions, visit the website at www.fortphilkearny.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fortphilkearny, or call 307-684-7629.




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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 30 Wednesday-Sunday: 12pm-4pm
  • 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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