Frontier Army Museum
The Frontier Army Museum
tells the story of Fort Leavenworth from 1827 to 1917 and the history of the frontier Army from 1804, when Lewis and Clark passed by present day Leavenworth and Fort Leavenworth. Rotating exhibits highlight uniforms, weapons and equipment used during the fort's early days. Items include Brig. Gen. Henry Leavenworth's dress coat and saber, his portrait by George Catlin, the carriage presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln rode in in 1859, and a sleigh owned by George and Libby Custer. Their newest permanent exhibit is the "Beyond Lewis and Clark" - the Military Explo
ration of the American West. Hours are Tues-Fri, 9am-4pm; Sat 10am-4pm; closed Sundays and Federal holidays, donations welcomed. (913) 684-3186
The gift shop in the museum has a variety of souvenirs, from mugs to original watercolors for purchase. (913) 651-7440.
For group tour information, call (913) 682-4113.
Location: 100 Reynolds Avenue, Fort Leavenworth
NOTE: A U.S. picture ID (valid driver's license) is required upon entering Fort Leavenworth.
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