The Frontier Army Museum collects and preserves items used to tell the story of the Frontier Army from 1804 to 1916 and Fort Leavenworth from 1827 to the present day. Officially recognized as an Army Museum in 1960, the Museum preserves one of the finest collections of nineteenth century military artifacts in the country.
The Museum is free and open to the public. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. The Museum is closed Sundays, Mondays, and all federal holidays. For access to Fort Leavenworth, gate entrance and visitor information can be found at http://garrison.leavenworth.army.mil/Newcomers---Visitors/Gate-Information.aspx.
Non-US citizens are recommended to call (913) 684-3600 to clarify accessibility requirements before arrival at Fort Leavenworth.
The Museum collection consists of vehicles, weapons, uniforms, and equipment used by Frontier Army soldiers, as well as items related to the history of Fort Leavenworth. Two premier pieces of the collection are General Henry Leavenworth's pattern 1832 General Officer's coat and a Curtiss JN4D biplane of the type used during the U.S. Punitive Expedition into Mexico in 1916.
The Fort Leavenworth galleries highlight the importance of Fort Leavenworth's role in the exploration and expansion of the nation throughout the nineteenth century as well as its continuing role in Soldier education. The Museum's main gallery highlights the efforts of the Frontier Army in exploration, expansion and protection of the Trans-Mississippi West from the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804) to the pursuit into Mexico of Pancho Villa by General John Pershing (1916).
Contact the Frontier Army Museum at:
(913) 684-3191/3767, DSN 552-3191/3767