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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


Fort Phil Kearny host educational walking tour June 24


Fort Phil Kearny hosts a guided walking tour providing a glimpse of life at the fort more than 155 years ago.

The tour, sponsored by the Fort Phil Kearny/Bozeman Trail Association, is June 24 beginning at 6 p.m. Led by local historian Bob Wilson, former curator, interpreter, and superintendent at Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site, participants get an opportunity tolearn the history of Fort Phil Kearny, related sites, and what life was like for soldiers, civilians and Native Americans. 

Wilson’s tours and in-depth knowledge of the fort and associated events are unparalleled. No reservations are needed. Tour will last about 1.5 hours. State fees apply ($4.00 Wyoming residents, and $8 non-residents; children under 18 free)

Fort Phil Kearny is located at 528 Wagon Box Road, in Banner, Wyo., just off I-90 at Exit 44.




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COVID-19 Coronavirus
Important Information:

Historic sites are now open with social distancing in place, including a limited number of visitors in some locations. Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation and special guidelines.  



  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, May 1 - Sep. 30, including holidays
  • 12 p.m. to p.m., Wed. - Sunday, October 1 - Dec. 21
  • November 1 - April 30, CLOSED
  • Appointments accepted during CLOSED season



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

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