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I had the pleasure of visiting Fort Phil Kearny and the Fetterman battlefield on October 30, 2013. At the small on-site museum, Starr proved to be charming and a wealth of knowledge. Anyone interested in the history of the American West and the Plains Indian conflicts should visit this most interesting site.
FULL MOON TOUR
The tours conducted by Misty Stoll and Star Zabel were outstanding. I have read a lot about the events in the area, but the little details that I heard for the first time added to a very enjoyable evening. The format was very appropriate and imaginative. Now, if they could manage to do something about the cloud cover next time...!
This was a story of which I had heard absolutely nothing: overshadowed by Custer, I imagine. The story itself is interesting, and the Fort well worth seeing. The Fort is easy to find; roads are good (in good weather); and the museum and videos are worth seeing and watching. A great piece of undiscovered history for me.
Got a real sense of an event that occurred in this magnificent setting which I had never heard of before. I'm from NJ, and it's a whole 'nother world out here.
September 29, 2013
The person in charge of the visitor center offered two films for viewing and the he went to a layout of the fort and explained the history. I came away with a greater understanding of why the Indians did what they did.
The person in charge of the visitor was very helpful by showing two films and the going to the layout of the fort and explaining about it. I came away with a greater understanding about the plight of the Indians and why they did what they did.
The staff was full of information. We watched the films and went through the museum. We walked in the Fort and visited the Wagon Box and Fetterman sites. It was a beautiful September day, great for taking in some of our countries history.
A hot afternoon at Fort Phil Kearney
Informative visitor centre; Jim very impressive with his knowledge and enthusiasm for the history of the place; though the original fort was burned down, the well laid out and clearly explained site gives a strong sense of what it would have been like to be there, helped by the unspoiled and big landscape all around.
Misty, My wife and I really enjoyed our visit there in August. I stopped on Aug 23 and visited with Bob Wilson. He showed me where to stand to take pictures for use in painting another backdrop for the diorama that I've made of Ft Phil Kearny (I hope to get that painting done this winter). Then the next day my wife and I came back and we watched both movies and I had a chance to chat with your staff. I left a picture of my diorama with one of them for you. Then my wife and I toured the main fort's grounds. It was neat this time knowing what each building location was before reading the signs and also picking out various points around the fort like Pilot Hill.
Fort Phil Kearny
We visited the sites of Wagon Box, Fort and Fetterman memorial. The Wagon Box was well laid out and easy to visualize. It was too hot for us to walk the Fetterman area. The Fort was much larger than I had expected and very interesting. We were impressed with the staff person in the visitor center. He had an excellent knowledge of the fort and the area and explained it very well. I wish I had gotten his name so that I could properly commend him. We were there August 26, 2013.