The Fort Phil Kearny staff in the Interpretive Center and Gift Shop will introduce visitors to the context of the Indian Wars and Bozeman Trail and can guide them through a viewing of the Fort diorama that depicts, to scale, the complete fort as it would have looked in the fall of 1866. Visitors can then enter the original site, through reconstructed stockade walls, and experience the expansive grounds of the largest stockaded fort in the west. Corner posts and signs inform visitors where original buildings stood, and stockade sections demonstrate exactly how the wall was built to protect soldiers, civilians (including families), and supplies from Native American warriors, as well as large populations of hungry timber wolves.
Throughout the fort grounds, interpretation invites visitors to understand fort life, the colorful characters that resided therein, and appreciate the contrast of a busy fort operation in such an isolated location.
Pets are welcome on site grounds! Please keep all pets on a leash at all times and pick up after them.
No pets are allowed inside the Interpretive Center building.
Fort Phil Kearny Interpretive Center
Fees are $4.00 for Wyoming residents and $8.00 for non-residents.
Children under 18 free year round.
Bus Fee $5.00 per person non-resident year round. (WY resident fees apply)
The Interpretive Center will be open:
May 1st- May 31st: Daily Noon-4pm
June 1st - Sept. 30th: Daily 8am-6pm
From Oct. 1st - Oct. 31st Open Noon-4:00pm Wed- Sun
Nov. 1st - April 30th closed and open by appointment
This website is managed by the Fort Phil Kearny/Bozeman Trail Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, est. in 1985, that works for the protection, preservation, education and promotion of Fort Phil Kearny, the Bozeman Trail and related sites Fort Phil Kearny, and the Fetterman and Wagon Box Battlesites are Wyoming State Historic sites and National Historic Landmarks. To go to the Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site and Wyoming State Parks website please click here: