Wyoming September 07, 2019
Wyoming’s Notorious Fort Phil Kearny Lights Up During An Eerie Full Moon Lantern Tour
Hey Wyoming — it’s almost time for the spookiest night of the year! One of the most fascinating and creepy annual traditions is the full moon overnight tour of the infamous Fort Phil Kearny. Read all about it below!
Fort Phil Kearny was established in 1866 along the wild and dangerous Bozeman trail that cut through Johnson County, Wyoming.
The "Most Hated Fort In The West" played a role in Red Cloud's War. The Fetterman Fight in 1866 and the Wagon Box Fight in 1867 were staged in the lands surrounding the fort.
Today, you can tour the Fort Phil Kearny Historic Site, which is home to the remnants of the buildings that made up this trading post before it closed for good in 1868 due to the Treaty of Laramie.
While there's a historic site tour during daylight hours, the best time to tour Fort Phil Kearny is under a full moon, in the dead of night. Every year, the Fort hosts an eerie nighttime adventure.
Armed with nothing but a lantern, follow your tour guide as you learn about the terror travelers both faced, and imposed, along the Bozeman Trail
The next Full Moon Lantern Tour is happening October 11 & 12, 2019 and you'll want to book your tickets now.
When the sun begins to dip below the horizon, you'll be captured by the tales of what life was like on the open prairie more than 150 years ago.
Are you brave enough to embark on a Full Moon Lantern Tour of Fort Phil Kearny? There's only one way to find out!
You’ll find Fort Kearny in the town of Banner, Wyoming. For more information on booking a trip to tour Fort Phil Kearny,
Address: 528 Wagon Box Road, Banner, WY, 82832
If you love the wild Wyoming history, read the story of how
The Most Famous Outlaw Hideout In The World Is Tucked Into The Wyoming Mountains. The area around the fort was the site of the Fetterman Fight in 1866 and the Wagon Box Fight in 1867.