Visitor Feedback

Thank you for visiting our website. Please take a small amount of time and complete the visitor review questions by clicking on the box below, to provide some feedback about your trip to Fort Phil Kearny and associated battlefield sites. All comments will be considered as the effort to improve the visitor experience is always important. If your visit went great, feel free to comment as well! Any and all feedback is encouraged!

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Three sisters history vacation

Sep 29, 2014 by Judy Aster

My sisters and I were surprised to see how big Fort Phil Kearny was and to find out how close the Fetterman massacre was to the Fort. A lady named Starr went out of her way to answer all our questions and made the whole history of the area come alive. Please tell her how much we appreciated all the information she gave us. It was a very special day for us on a 2 week vacation. Everything was so neat and tidy, too. Judy Aster


Vey Excellent Presentation

Sep 17, 2014 by Jim Russel

Misty made a wonderful presentation today to myself and nine other volunteers and staff of NHTIC in Casper. We came away with a tremendous amount of new knowledge that will probably impact the Native American portion of our presentations at NHTIC. Misty also continued to address questions afterward. Her knowledge and her ability to present it were wonderful.


Return to Fort Phil Kearny

Sep 15, 2014 by Ray Petersen

I was first here in Sept. of 1973 when there was just a cabin and a flag pole. I noticed the sign saying there was a visitor center and decided to stop. Congratulations on this expanding site. I'm quite impressed by what has been accomplished and it caused me to read once again the book on "Fort Phil Kearny" that I purchased in in 1973. They were in almost constant conflict and the story should be better known. Praise to Starr for being a great host and making the visit more enjoyable.


AN UNEXPECTED TREAT

Sep 10, 2014 by Gerald Mulcahy

The visitor center guide STARR was helpful and bouncy and full of good information about the fort. She had plenty of trivial details and bits about the fort that the general public don't know. She was very enthusiastic.


Inspirational Facility

Sep 09, 2014 by Bob & Shawn Kinney

Wow! Great people who are very enthusiastic about this facility really made our day. Starr & Kevin were remarkable! We've already passed the word along and are working on recommending this site/story as a wonderful screenplay. Let's cross our fingers.


Very worthwhile, amazing place!

Sep 02, 2014 by Cecelia Smith

Very passionate staff! Friendly and very interesting. Loved this place!


Well worth the time

Sep 01, 2014 by Mike Sweet

An unexpected pleasure. I had studied the Fetterman Massacre at the Army's Command and General Staff School in the 1990s and always wanted to visit the battlefield. We stumbled upon it on a motorcycle ride quite by accident. It was well worth the stop. Maty took time out to orient us and share her insights. The fort and battlefield were well marked. I would recommend this stop to everyone.


What a treasure!

Aug 29, 2014 by Bob & Mary Jo Seifert

Thank you so much for preserving this historic landmark! Kevin, the British guide was absolutely wonderful! He was dressed for his presentation and was very informative! You could tell he loved what he was doing!


A Great Place to Visit

Aug 21, 2014 by Kathy

We were looking for a place to stop and eat our picnic lunch, and saw this on the map. What a great decision to stop there it turned out to be. We had a great visit, and learned so much. Our guide was very interesting, told great stories, and held the attention of the 6 teenagers we had with us.


Nice site

Aug 20, 2014 by James

I love this fort. It is really unique for forts in the west, as it is one of the only ones they built with a wooden stockade. Too bad the state doesn't spring for the funds to rebuild the entire fort instead of just the corners. That would be truly amazing for visitors.
We had the guide give us the tour this time and it was well worth it. He gave us some facts about the fort and the people who lived there for it's brief history that I had not remembered hearing before.


Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site (307) 684-7629 528 Wagon Box Road Banner WY, 82832 USA 4.9 5.0 38 38 My sisters and I were surprised to see how big Fort Phil Kearny was and to find out how close the Fetterman massacre was to the Fort. A lady named Starr went out of her way to answ
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5 thoughts on “Visitor Feedback

  1. We stopped at Ft. Phil Kearny after a trip to Custer Battlefield, we found the 2 workers at the site very friendly and informed. Very nice selection of books! We bought several and found the ones suggested by the young man in the visitor center to be quite good. Nice site! Visited Fetterman site and Wagon Box site, after reading more about it, I hope to return and spend more time.

  2. I left this message on another area of this website, but this is a more appropriate area. My wife, her son (my step-son) and myself had the great pleasure of arriving on the August 2nd date of the Wagon Box anniversary. Coming from Troy, Missouri, I very much anticipated my opportunity to see the Fetterman site as well as the Box Wagon site, but was surprised to see AND experience the PASSION of the interpreters, and amazed at the personal knowledge…especially Karen in the visitor’s center! JUST amazed! Not only passion, but she took TIME to explain events! I’ve been involved in education for years teaching at Missouri Baptist University. I’ve been involved as a battalion commander of more that 500 living-historians…hard corp historians who were dedicated to proper interpretation of historical events and the passion demonstrated for Ft. Kearny and the events associated with the site were comparable to any I have ever experienced! I’m SO VERY impressed…and THANKFUL! This was TRULY a great experience and one that I would recommend to EVERYONE! I’ve been to Gettysburg, Antietam, Yorktown, Guilford Courthouse, Chickamauga, Shiloh, you name the place…I’ve probably been there; toured more that 36 countries and hundreds of historic sites that almost to a person would consider more historically significant than these sites…but I believe that this would be an error. The staff here does a phenomenal job! What a brilliant, brilliant experience…and GREAT gift shop and selection of books!!!! Thank you so, so much!

  3. I have been to the site of Ft. Phil Kearny, the Fetterman fight, and the Wagon Box fight several times over the past 40 years. The experience just keeps getting better…a better visitors center, more interpretation, and an informed staff whose passion for the subjects is almost bubbling over. There is so much history in this area of Wyoming and Montana and so accessible it’s a shame to miss it if you’re nearby. I highly recommend taking the time to visit these sites (and others) and discover more about our country’s past.

  4. It was a very informative visit. The staff was so very helpful and made our visit a Great one.
    We truly enjoyed the wagon box fight area and the Fetterman battle field was great.
    There are no words to describe the feeling of standing on the spot where so much history
    was made.
    Thank you all for preserving our heritage!

  5. Misty, We just got back last week from 2 weeks in Wyoming and one of the major highlights of the trip, at least for me was visiting your Ft Phil Kearny site and chatting with your staff about the fort’s history on Saturday, August 26th as well as visiting with Bob Wilson on the morning of the 24th. This was my second time there (my first was with Terry Johnston in 1999 on his Northern Plains Indian Wars tour) but with the reading on the fort’s history (that Bob had pointed me to), this time it made much more sense. I left one of the pictures of my diorama of Ft Phil Kearny with your staff that Saturday which I hope they shared with you. Thank you for the job you’re doing keeping the memory of that “saga” of American history alive.

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