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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

Syracuse Houses

The two frame houses are known as the Syracuse Houses because they were designed in 1855 by E.V. Carr, a prominent architect from Syracuse, New York. Lt. Colonel George Custer and his wife lived in one of these houses for a few months in 1868.

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

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

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.

Fort Leavenworth, KS Historic Churches

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

Hillsdale State Park

One of the newest parks in the state, Hillsdale provides a much-needed retreat for urban dwellers. Located about 25 miles sou...

Milburn Country Club

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

Osawatomie Golf Course

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