Visitor and commercial vehicles
If you do not have an ID card listed on the Department of Defense (DoD) issued ID cards website, you must stop by the Visitor Control Center (VCC) at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and 4th Street. Follow directional signs to the center's parking lot. View the Gate Information page.
Self guided tours on post:
View the Wayside Tour Pamphlet
Scattered across the Garrison area are pedestals and displays, which are part of the Historical Fort Leavenworth Wayside Tour. There are artist’s interpretations
depicting history of that particular part of the post on top of the pedestals along with audio describing those tops.
View the Buffalo Soldiers Pamphlet
The Buffalo Soldiers played a significant role in the settlement of the American West and especially in the history of Fort Leavenworth.
View the Mormon Battalion Pamphlet
The Mormon Battalion is the only U.S. Army unit named for its religion, according to author Sherman Fleek. The Battalion was recruited by Captain James Allen from Fort Leavenworth in 1846 as directed by Pres. James K. Polk. The recruits began their 2000-mile march from Kanesville, Iowa Territory (now Council Bluffs) and were outfitted here.
After visiting our historical post, check out the local communities that are nearby (cities are listed alphabetically):
Bonner Springs. Kansas
Kansas City, Kansas
Kansas City, Missouri
Leavenworth, Kansas | Convention and Visitors Bureau
Platte City, Missouri
St. Joseph, Missouri