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Frontier Army Museum

100 Reynolds Ave, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027-2334
+1 913-684-3767
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Great Museum, Lots of History

First let me state that this museum is on an active military base. So in order to visit the museum... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Detroit, Michigan
Great part of frontier history

The Frontier Army Museum at Fort Leavenworth is an excellent place to learn about the history of... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Lawrence, Kansas
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100 Reynolds Ave, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027-2334
+1 913-684-3767
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First let me state that this museum is on an active military base. So in order to visit the museum you will need some form of military ID (CAC, Retiree ID, etc.). The earlier review about not letting foreigners on had nothing to do with...More

Thank George1371
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Frontier Army Museum at Fort Leavenworth is an excellent place to learn about the history of the Army in the area and the history of the westward movement of people in the U.S.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were visiting our daughter and she took us by this museum. It Is on base and the army has taken care to preserve artifacts from as far back as the establishment of the base. It is arranged by year and starts at the beginning...More

Thank stevene254
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We came to the museum expecting to spend about an hour. We could have used about 2 hours, but unfortunately for us, it was closing time after an hour. Great early military history and a recent addition of a Lewis & Clark exhibit. Allow about...More

Thank pjpatter
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Very disappointing: we were refused entrance to the fort in a rather rude way because we're from Europe so don't have an US id (which as we all know is a guarantee for safety and good behavior - not). Maybe some warning in advance on...More

1  Thank Ine K
Reviewed 26 July 2016

good overview of history. Very well organized museum featuring an overview of history related to Fort Leavenworth. Good place to spend 30-60 minutes casually looking at the displays

Thank donw59
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Visited the museum while on business here at the Garrison. Superb!! I attended the US Army Command and General Staff College here at Fort Leavenworth, years ago. The Museum was smaller then, but played an integral role in my life even then. The saying then...More

Thank Hal K
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The Frontier Army Museum is really a great place to spend a couple of hours. Even our 5th grader enjoyed it. From the artifacts to the information provided about the Westward expansion and even Fort Leavenworth you can't help but find yourself intrigued. It was...More

Thank ourgypsylife
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

The purpose of the museum is well represented throughout. The museum is free. It have videos and begins with Lewis and clark, the origins of fort leavenworth, early explorer expeditions to the northwest, great plains, southwest, etc. the westward expansion (Oregon and Sante Fe trails),...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Although this is a rather interesting museum, because it is located on the grounds of an active military base, it takes awhile to receive clearance into this mini-village. Having not been there before, I was stopped by security at the gates for several ID's and...More

1  Thank Jeffrey C
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Linda G
Hi again from Scotland. My husband has just contacted by phone the people who control the access to the Fort and been told that the only acceptable forms of id are US driver's licence or US passport. This seems to suggest that we will not be allowed in. Does anyone have any idea if this is correct? My husband's grandfather was in the US military in WW2 and was stationed at the Fort in 1942 (I think) so it'd be a real pity if we can't visit.
26 August 2016|
Response from ourgypsylife | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, I'm not certain. My suggestion is to call the garrison commander's office directly. He is the commander who is in charge of the installation and his staff can provide a more accurate answer for you. You can find... More
Linda G
We'll be in and around Kansas City early next month - from Scotland. Do we have to make arrangements in advance to visit Fort Leavenworth as we are not US citizens?
18 August 2016|
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Response from Ray-Harrison | Reviewed this property |
They have a building you have to go to in order to get an access pass to enter the Fort. When we went there we had to fill out a form as to why we were there and present photo identification (Drivers License). In your case... More