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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
 
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The Wagon Box Fight
 

 

Fort Phil Kearny observes 153rd Anniversary of Fetterman Battle withTalk, Demonstration, Tour

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A tour held in remembrance of the 153rd Anniversary of the Fetterman Battle will be held at Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site beginning at 9:30 a.m., December 21.

The day’s events begin with a Fetterman Battle Talk at Kearny Hall followed by a weapon demonstration at Fort Phil Kearny. A guided tour of the battle site begins at noon. This event is free to the public.

FFmonument-2010The talk, demonstration and tour will be provided by Bob Wilson of Kearny’s Frontier Regulars.

The fight occurred on December 21, 1866 between the United States 18th Infantry 2nd Cavalry Regiments and members of the Lakota (Sioux), Northern Cheyenne, and Northern Arapahoe Native American Nations.  At that time, the battle marked the largest defeat of U.S. Forces in the Northern-Plains Territories.

The presentation will cover the skirmish between Native Americans and soldiers from Fort Phil Kearny on Dec. 6, 1866 that preceded the Fetterman Massacre on Dec. 21. All ages are welcome to the event and there will be costumed representations of frontier soldiers. 

Visitors are reminded to dress appropriately for the weather and expect wind at the battlefield.  Site fees have been waived for all visitors for the anniversary tour. 

Fort Phil Kearny State History Site is located at 528 Wagon Box Rd in Banner, Wyoming.  For more information call (307) 684-7629 or email the Superintendent at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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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