Guided Lantern Tours at Fort Phil Kearny will illuminate the darker side of the fort and the contested “Bloody Bozeman” as part of a special event on October 18, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visitors will hear fun facts and “grisly” details related to the daily lives of the natives and soldiers near the “hated fort on Buffalo Creek.”
“We don’t have to make anything up to create good narratives. Fort Phil Kearny was an incredibly dramatic place to be in 1866 and 1867,” says Site Superintendent Misty Stoll. The tours will take place on the night of the October full moon.
Site fees apply for visitors over the age of 17: Wyoming residents are $2; non-residents are $4. Fort Phil Kearny State History Site is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m. and is located at 528 Wagon Box Rd in Banner, Wyoming, off Exit 44 from Interstate 90. The Fort Phil Kearny Interpretive Center and Gift Shop will be open during the duration of the event.
Visitors are encouraged to dress warmly for the 30 minute tours. In case of dangerous cold or wet conditions, the event will be canceled. For announcements, visit Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site on Facebook or at FortPhilKearny.com. For more information, call (307) 684-7629