Historic SitesFt. Phil Kearny

Fort Phil Kearny was one of three military posts established along the Bozeman Trail. This fort was built in 1866 as a cutoff from the Oregon Trail. Immigrants used this trail while en route from Fort Laramie to the Montana gold fields.

Ft. Phil Kearny was abandoned by the Army in 1868 under the terms of the Treaty of Fort Laramie in an effort to establish peace with the Indians, who under Red Cloud constantly harassed the garrison during its short existence.

The military portion of the fort was 600 x 700 feet, surround by an eight-foot stockade of heavy pine logs. As the Army abandoned this fort, the Indians burned it to the ground.

Located 25 miles south of Sheridan.

Fort Phil Kearny Historic Site

Map | 528 Wagon Box Road, Banner
Interpretive Center Hours
May 1 – September 30 | Daily | 8am – 6pm 
October 1 – December 21 |  Wednesday – Sunday | 12pm – 4pm
December 22- April 30 | CLOSED or by appt. (for groups)
Grounds open from sunrise to sunset
Ft. Phil Kearny Website

Wyoming State Parks and Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site’s reenactment of the Battle of the Hundred in the Hand on April 30th, 2017:

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