Historic Fort Leavenworth
Work will begin in the Spring 2010 to repair the crumbling bricks of the clock tower, seen here March 25, 2010. Photo courtesy Prudence Siebert/Fort Leavenworth Lamp.
Staff Sgt. Jon Brisbane, of the Combined Arms Center staff, ascends the clock towers stairs March 25, 2010. Photo courtesy Prudence Siebert/Fort Leavenworth Lamp
The Rookery at 12-14 Sumner underwent updating and restoration. the historic duplex was open to the public in November 2008 for viewing and comments. Photo courtesy Prudence Siebert/Fort Leavenworth Lamp
Retired Gen. Colin Powell tours Buffalo Soldier Memorial Park April 29, 2008. The former U.S. Secretary of State was visiting post to deliver the inaugural lecture of a Command and General Staff College lecture series named in his honor. Powell originated the idea to establish the Buffalo Soldier Monument at Fort Leavenworth. Photo courtesy Prudence Siebert/Fort Leavenworth Lamp
100 Reynolds, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027
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Retired Col. Sam Young plays "Taps" during the Fort Larned deceased soldier memorial dedication ceremony Sept. 19, 2009, at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The memorial lists the names of soldiers who died at Fort Larned from 1859-1878 and whose remains may have been re-interred in "Unknown U.S. Soldier" graves at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery in 1888. Photo courtesy Prudence Siebert/Fort Leavenworth Lamp.
Historic Fort Leavenworth, established in 1827, is one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas History because it is the oldest U.S. Army post west of the Mississippi River and has been historically known as the "intellectual center of the Army."
Colonel Henry Leavenworth established Fort Leavenworth on May 8, 1827. The small fort was established to protect the western frontier and to keep peace among the Indian tribes resettled into this area.
During the Civil War Fort Leavenworth was an important command and control headquarters for the war in the far west as well as major supply transshipment point for western supplies to the east.
The fort transformed itself into an integral part of the Army's new officer education system as well as a worldwide model for military corrections. Fort Leavenworth is also an active military post, home of the Combined Arms Center. Today it is considered the finest senior tactical school in the world for advanced military education. More than 85,000 U.S. and International officers have attended the Army's senior tactical college to become "Leavenworth graduates."
VISITORS TO FORT LEAVENWORTH: All vehicles are subject to search when entering
|"The Rookery" at 14 Sumner Place is among the 10 homes featured in the 33rd annual Fort Leavenworth Historic Homes Tour. It is the oldest continuously occupied home in Kansas. April 9, 2010. Photo courtesy Prudence Siebert/Fort Leavenworth Lamp.|
|Frontier Army Museum exhibit. Photo courtesy Leavenworth CVB|
This fine museum preserves and interprets the story of the frontier army from 1804 to 1917 and of
Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday noon-4 p.m.
POST HEADQUARTERS, Scott and Augur. Named for famous generals -- Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan -- the halls at post headquarters reflect how deeply
|The stunning Buffalo Soldier Monument, Ft. Leavenworth. Photo courtesy Leavenworth CVB.|