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4th of July Celebration/Salute to the Union

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Event# 913-684-2580

Event Details

Activities include food, games, bounce houses for the kids, live entertainment, a parachute demonstration by the K-State parachute team, “Salute to the Union”, fireworks. 4:00pm - 10:00pm. Salute to the Union - 8pm Fireworks 9:30pm. Always occurring on the 4th of July.

Note: Picture ID required upon entering fort.

4th of July Celebration/Salute to the Union

Address : Merritt Lake Fort Leavenworth KS
Phone : 913-684-2580   (Always call and confirm events.)

Email Address : leav-mkg@conus.army.mil

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Admission Fee : Free

Independence Day

Attractions and Upcoming Events

French Cannons

These beautiful artifacts of bygone wars remain a mystery at Fort Leavenworth. They were cast in the 1700s in Paris; the name of the foundryman and place and date of manufacture are on each piece. How or why they came to Leavenworth is unknown.

Fort Leavenworth, KS Military History

Buffalo Soldier Monument

The Buffalo Soldier Monument, the brainchild of General Colin Powell, is a recent addition to Fort Leavenworth's historic landmarks. Dedicated in 1992, the monument honors the African-American soldiers who served in the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments.

Fort Leavenworth, KS Monuments

Oregon and Santa Fe Trails

In the 1830s, settlers heading for the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails crossed the Missouri River at this point. Teams of oxen pulled the loaded wagons through the "cut " in the hillside you can still see today.

Fort Leavenworth, KS Pioneer Life

Syracuse Houses

The two frame houses are known as the Syracuse Houses because they were designed in 1855 by E.V. Carr, a prominent architect from Syracuse, New York. Lt. Colonel George Custer and his wife lived in one of these houses for a few months in 1868.

Fort Leavenworth, KS Historic Buildings

Sutler's Home

Built in 1841 as the residence of the post sutler, Hiram Rich, who supplied the troops with such "nonissued items" as tobacco, writing paper, and whiskey.

Fort Leavenworth, KS Famous Homes

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