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Fort Fetterman is open to the public during the summer. A restored officers’ quarters and an ordnance warehouse have interpretive exhibits and artifacts of the fort’s history, Fetterman City and its Indian predecessors. You are encouraged to walk the grounds where interpretive signs describe the fort’s buildings and activities.

Fort Fetterman celebrates 150th Anniversary


July 10, 2017

Contact: Mel Glover, 307-358-9288



Relive 150 years of history during a celebration of Fort Fetterman 150th anniversary, July 15-16.

            The celebrations features a reenactment of the forts’s opening, plus static display, living historians, book signings and vendors. The fun lasts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday.         

Established on a bluff above the North Platte River in 1867 where the Bozeman Trail left the old Oregon Trail route to head north for the Montana gold fields, Fort Fetterman was used frequently as a staging location for U.S. Army expeditions during the Indian Wars.

The fort was named for Capt. William J. Fetterman, killed with all 80 of the men under his command in December 1866 near Fort Phil Kearny, further north along the Bozeman Trail.

For more information, please call Mel Glover at 307-358-9288.


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Ft. Fetterman is open seasonally from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Please visit our hours of operation prior to your visit.




Open Memorial Day thru September 1, 2018

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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