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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. Historical Marker (1967) - "Rich in the tradition of the early frontier thi...
    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

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

General Grant's Statue

Sculpted by Loredo Taft, in 1889, the statue and the pedestal are 9 feet tall each. It was the largest statue of its type in the Midwest when it was installed.

Fort Leavenworth, KS Memorials

St. Ignatius Chapel

The St. Ignatius Chapel was built here in 1889 and replaced the original chapel which had been built near here in 1871. Historical Marker (1967) - "

Fort Leavenworth, KS Historic Churches

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

Things to do near Fort Leavenworth, KS

Merriam Parks

Visit one of Merriam's beautiful parks or walk and bike the Turkey Creek Streamway trail. Park hours are from sunrise to suns...