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French Cannons

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These beautiful artifacts of bygone wars remain a mystery at Fort Leavenworth. They were cast in the 1700s in Paris; the name of the...

St. Ignatius Chapel

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The St. Ignatius Chapel was built within the fort in 1889 and replaced the original chapel which had been built close by in 1871. An...

General Grant’s Statue

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

Oregon and Santa Fe Trails

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In the 1830s, settlers heading for the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails crossed the Missouri River at this point. Teams of oxen pulled the...

U.S. Disciplinary Barracks

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The "DB," as it is known, was established as a military prison in 1873. The buildings inside date from 1863 to 1964. The DB...

Old Stone Wall

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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...

The Rookery

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The Rookery at 12-14 Sumner Place is the oldest house in Kansas. It was completed in 1834 and was the first permanent post headquarters...

Command & General Staff College

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The School of Application for Cavalry and Infantry, established in 1881.rn

Historic Waysides Tour at Fort Leavenworth

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In 1996 Fort Leavenworth was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark and a portion of the fort is on the National Register of Historic...

National Cemetery

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Designated a National Cemetery by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862 along with eleven others, military graves date back to 1846.Today, more than 20,000 veterans...