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About Our Site - Fort Phil Kearny


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


Sheridan Library System, Fort Phil Kearny host Eclipse programming


August 1, 2017

Contact: Misty Stoll, 307-684-7629


            Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site in conjunction with the Sheridan County Public Library System hosts a series of programs on the upcoming Solar Eclipse and a viewing party of that night’s full moon. All of the programs will be held on August 7.

            Samantha Ogden, director of the NASA Space Grant Consortium in Laramie will present a series of programs. The programs will be held at the Tongue River Valley Community Center in Ranchester at 3 p.m., Sheridan Fulmer Library at 5:30 p.m., Story Branch Library at 7:30 p.m. and the full moon and night sky viewing program at Fort Phil Kearny at 8:30 p.m.

            Persons attending the full moon viewing at Fort Phil Kearny are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket and binoculars.

Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails
A Division of Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
2301 Central Avenue, 4th Floor, Cheyenne, WY 82002





Site Status


 We are open. Please view our hours to find a good time to visit!



  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, May 1 - Sept. 30
  • 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wed - Sunday October 1 - Dec. 21
  • Dec. 22 - April 30 CLOSED
  • Appointments accepted during CLOSED season.

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