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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A Good Visit

Jul 25, 2014 by Robert Bluthardt

While not a fort with many buildings available to see, the interpretive panels, the outlines of buildings noted by grass cutting patterns, and the visitor center, video, and displays all provide ample knowledge. The nearby sites of the Fetterman and Wagon Box battles are both thematic and convenient additions.Great gift shop too! Being a Texas forts guy, I enjoyed Fort Phil Kearney; it was a wonderful addition to our driving expedition to see as many forts as possible in ND, MT, WY and CO.


Superintendent Very Knowledgeable

Jul 08, 2014 by JIll C.

We stopped by Fort Phil Kearny looking for a place to eat lunch. When we went inside, one of the superintendents, Misty Stoll, offered to show us a movie about the fort. After we ate lunch at the great picnic area, we decided to stop in to see about the movie. As soon as we came in, Misty came over and asked us if we wanted to learn about the fort. We did, and so she gave us a great introduction to the fort. We learned a lot about the fort, and then saw the short movie. Misty was VERY nice and informative. When we were ready to go, she even gave the kids stickers. Overall, everyone on our family enjoyed our visit to Fort Phil Kearny, and learned a lot. If we are ever in Wyoming again we we certainly make and effort to stop by Fort Phil Kearny.


21 December tour

Dec 23, 2013 by Jeff Wenckus

Was another exceptional tour. I was in awe with the knowledge Bob and Terry shared with the group. I walk the trails at Fetterman numerous times a week and with the singers this year, was very moving at the Big Nose grave site. Many spots are special to me on the trail. Thank you


Fascinating

Nov 01, 2013 by Wade

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

Oct 20, 2013 by DON FISK

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...!


Undiscovered History

Oct 11, 2013 by Margie Browning

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.


Memorable

Oct 10, 2013 by Hilly Zee

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

Oct 10, 2013 by Mary Killewald

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.


Visitor Feedback

Oct 10, 2013 by Mary Killewald

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.


Enjoyable

Oct 03, 2013 by Darlene McGovern

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.


Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site (307) 684-7629 528 Wagon Box Road Banner WY, 82832 USA 4.9 5.0 20 20 While not a fort with many buildings available to see, the interpretive panels, the outlines of buildings noted by grass cutting patterns, and the visitor center, video, and displa
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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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