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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 to Host "Birding and Wildflower Walk"


Contact: Misty Stoll, 307-684-7629


Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site hosts a “Birding and Wildflower Walk” featuring Dr. Jackie Canterbury of Bighorn Audubon, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is a free event.

During the walk, participants will explore the rich grasslands of the Wagon Box site and Little Piney Creek riparian area. This makes the area not only an important historic area, but a tremendous riparian site as well.

“The wildflowers in this area are magnificent in early June,” Dr. Canterbury said. “The open grasslands surrounding the historic site support Bobolinks, Savannah Sparrows and other grassland sparrows. Little Piney Creek is an excellent riparian habitat of cottonwoods and aspen. Lazuli Buntings, American Redstarts. McGillivray’s Warblers are known to nest in the area, and Ovenbirds can be heard from the trees."

Fort Phil Kearny is located at 528 Wagon Box Road near Banner.

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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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