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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 Hosts Walk Through 10,000 Years of History


Walk back through 10,000 years of human history with Archaeologist Cody Newton, Ph.D. at Fort Phil Kearny, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Walking Back 10,000 Years of Human History on the Western Great Plains and Middle Rocky Mountains” is a talk and walk led by Dr. Newton through Fort Kearny State Historic Site.

Dr. Newton studied the archaeology of the western Great Plains and middle Rocky Mountains. His dissertation research focused on the early contact period and the development of Plains Indian equestrianism. Other research foci include Paleoindian studies, early European exploration and settlement, the historic bison robe trade, and the Plains Indian Wars.

This event is also an introduction of Fort Phil Kearny’s 4.2 mile Walking Path. Guests can choose either a gentle walk or continue on to a more rigorous walk to Pilot Knob. Refreshments will be served after the walk.

Participants are asked to meet at Fort Phil Kearny at 10 a.m. This is a free event.

Fort Phil Kearny is located at 528 Wagon Box Rd, near Banner. Call 307-684-7629 for more information.

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We are closed. 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
  • November 1 - April 30 CLOSED
  • Appointments accepted during CLOSED season.





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

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