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Fort Riley, Kansas

  • Territorial Capitol

    Territorial CapitolIn 1855, the nation wept for "Bleeding Kansas" as the struggle to determine if Kansas would enter the Union a free or slave state raged across the newly formed territory. Fraudulently elected legislat...
    Territorial Capitol
  • Trolley Station

    Trolley StationThe Trolley Station was used as a baggage storage and waiting area for soldiers and families riding the inter-city trolley between Junction City and Fort Riley from 1901 until 1907. In 1907 the tracks...
    Trolley Station
  • Post Headquarters - Summerall Hall

    Post Headquarters - Summerall HallConstructed in 1889, this building originally served as the post hospital until after World War II, when primary medical facilities were moved to Camp Whiteside. It is named after General Charles P. S...
    Post Headquarters - Summerall Hall
  • Polk Hall

    Polk HallKnown in its early years as West Riding Hall, this building was completed in 1908 and served until after World War II as one of two indoor riding halls. The building was named in honor of General J...
    Polk Hall

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Wounded Knee Monument

This monument is dedicated to the men of the 7th cavalry who were killed during the Pine Ridge Campaign of 1890 and the battle that is known as Wounded Knee. This controversial engagement marked one of the last armed conflicts between the army and Native Americans.

Fort Riley, KS Monuments

Custer House - Fort Riley

Constructed in 1855 of native limestone, the Custer House is the only surviving set of quarters from the Fort'

Fort Riley, KS Museums

Statue of "Old Trooper Bill"

The Old Trooper has become a symbol at Fort Riley of the proud heritage of the Horse Cavalry. It is modeled after the drawing of "Old Bill," the cavalry soldier drawn by famous western artist, Frederic Remington. This sketch is displayed in the Cavalry Museum'

Fort Riley, KS Memorials

St. Mary's Chapel

As the first stone church in Kansas, the original building was constructed by the Episcopalians in the mid 1850'

Fort Riley, KS Historic Churches

Post Cemetery

Beyond the Ogden Monument is the Post Cemetery. In the area nearest the Ogden Monument are mass graves of persons who died in two cholera epidemics which struck the post in 1855 and 1867

Fort Riley, KS Cemeteries

Things to do near Fort Riley, KS

Walters Pumpkin Patch

Memories for a Lifetime! Walters' Pumpkin Patch is all about fun for the whole family! Play all day in the Pumpkin Patch, ch...