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Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

  • French Cannons

    French CannonsThese 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...
    French Cannons
  • Main Parade Ground

    Main Parade GroundThe 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. ...
    Main Parade Ground

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Memorial Chapel

Built in 1878 by prison labor from stone quarried on the post and, today, is considered to be an outstanding architectural "gem" in this area.

Fort Leavenworth, KS Historic Churches

The Rookery

The Rookery at 12-14 Sumner Place is the oldest house in Kansas. It was completed in 1834 and was the first permanent post headquarters building. Lieutenant Douglas MacArthur lived here in the early 1900s. The building is a Registered National Landmark.

Fort Leavenworth, KS Famous Homes

U.S. Disciplinary Barracks

The "DB," as it is known, was established as a military prison in 1873. The buildings inside date from 1863 to 1964. The DB is the only military maximum security facility. This USDB closed in 2003 and the inmates were moved to the new USDB on the west side of the fort. The 'castle'

Fort Leavenworth, KS Historic Buildings

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

Old Stone Wall

The Stone wall behind and across the street from Grant's statue is a favorite with photographers. The wall was restored in the early part of this century by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Fort Leavenworth, KS Landmarks

Things to do near Fort Leavenworth, KS

Wolf Creek Golf Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Merriam Aquatic Center

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

Milburn Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...