Fort Leavenworth, established by Col. Henry Leavenworth in 1827, is the oldest active Army post west of the Mississippi River. Colonel Leavenworth established the post on the west bank of the Missouri River, instead of on the east bank as he had been directed to, because he preferred the formidable terrain on the western side of the river. Fort Leavenworth is considered to be one of the most significant historic military installations in the nation, and a 213-acre section was established as a National Historic Landmark District in 1974.
While visiting the fort you can stop in at the Frontier Army Museum, which displays historical artifacts telling the story of the Frontier Army from 1804 through 1916, and Fort Leavenworth from 1827 to the present. You can also pay tributes to our nation's heroes by visiting the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027
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