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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

Main Parade Ground

The main parade ground was originally the center of post activities. Post reviews and parades were held here during negotiations with federal officials in the 1800s.

Fort Leavenworth, KS Military History

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

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

Command & General Staff College

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

Fort Leavenworth, KS Colleges

Frontier Army Museum

The Frontier Army Museum depicts the Frontier Army (1817-1917) and history of Fort Leavenworth (1827-present). The original collection began in 1939 when the wagon shop at Fort Leavenworth closed and the horse-drawn vehicles were relocated and called the "Old Rolling Wheels Museum". In 1960

Fort Leavenworth, KS Museums

Things to do near Fort Leavenworth, KS

National Register Sites of Kansas City

* Argentine Carnegie Library, 28th Street and Metropolitan Avenue (4-30-86) * Castle Rock, 852 Washington Blvd. (2-18-00) *...