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Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

  • Memorial Chapel

    Memorial ChapelBuilt in 1878 by prison labor from stone quarried on the post and, today, is considered to be an outstanding architectural "gem" in this area. ...
    Memorial Chapel
  • St. Ignatius Chapel

    St. Ignatius ChapelThe St. Ignatius Chapel was built here in 1889 and replaced the original chapel which had been built near here in 1871. ...
    St. Ignatius Chapel

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Command & General Staff College

The School of Application for Cavalry and Infantry, established in 1881.

Fort Leavenworth, KS Colleges

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

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

Barth Hall and the "Beehive"

Barth Hall, the building on the corner of Kearney and McCellan Avenues, was the home in 1881 of the School of Application for Cavalry and Infantry, the predecessor of the Command and General Staff College. The large building directly west of Barth Hall is known as the "Beehive." Built in 1882

Fort Leavenworth, KS Historic Buildings

National Cemetery

Designated a National Cemetery by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862 along with eleven others, military graves date back to 1846. Today, more than 20,000 veterans representing every war since 1812 are buried in the cemetery. Two soldiers from Operation Desert Storm were interred here in 1991.

Fort Leavenworth, KS Cemeteries

Things to do near Fort Leavenworth, KS

Merriam Aquatic Center

Open seasonally Memorial Day to Labor Day, take the plunge and escape the heat at the Merriam Aquatic Center. Merriam Aquatic...

Melissa Etheridge Commemorative Signs

Guitar-shaped signs honoring hometown girl, Grammy award winner, singer, musician, and songwriter Melissa Etheridge....