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Touring the Fort

A Guide to Fort Phil Kearny

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2015
1. Touring the Fort Marker
Inscription.
Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site is administered by the Wyoming State Parks and Historic Sites Department and supported by the Fort Phil Kearny/Bozeman Trail Association. All parties are committed to the preservation and interpretation of the many aspects of the site.

The Historic site has three components. Two of the components, the Fetterman and Wagon Box fight sites, are approximately five miles from the fort. These sites offer interpretive trails with signing and help the viewer more fully understand the dramatic history of Fort Phil Kearny.

At the fort site the visitor has several options. The interpretive center offers many exhibits describing the fortís mission, archaeology, the Native Americans, provides a video overview of the fort, distributes a site brochure, and offers a wide variety of books which further explain the areaís history. The Civilian Conservation Corp cabin interprets the living conditions of an officer or enlisted man. Outside the fort-proper interpretive signs explain crucial landmarks surrounding the fort and outlying structures.

On the fort grounds visual and audio interpretive signs describe the structures, personalities, and short history of the post. To best view the fort grounds one should follow a clockwise route.
 
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Marker in Fort Phil Kearny image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2015
2. Marker in Fort Phil Kearny
31.954′ N, 106° 49.638′ W. Marker is in Banner, Wyoming, in Sheridan County. Marker can be reached from Wagon Box Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located inside Fort Phil Kearny. Marker is in this post office area: Banner WY 82832, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Protecting the Travelers or the Garrison? (here, next to this marker); Officers Row (a few steps from this marker); Pilot Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fort Kearny Sawmills (within shouting distance of this marker); Cemetery Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of a Sawmill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bozeman Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); A monument Honoring John “Portugee” Phillips (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Banner.
 
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker contains a site map of Fort Phil Kearny showing tour route and points of interest.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 25, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Fort Phil Kearny image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2015
3. Fort Phil Kearny
The marker is located just inside the main gate (seen here) at the fort.
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By Bill Coughlin, July 24, 2015
4. CCC Cabin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 25, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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