The Fort Riley museums serve to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret those materials that are integral parts of the history and traditions of the U.S. Cavalry from 1775 to 1950. In addition, the Museum Division is responsible for exhibiting and interpreting the history of Fort Riley from its establishment to the present, to include its various schools, major commands, and community life. To support post education, training, research, and historical programs. The museum will provide educational programs and services.

U.S. Cavalry and First Infantry Division Museums


Historical Services

  • Assist in staff rides to Wilsons Creek, MO and Pea Ridge, AR and other sites.
  • Coordinates vehicle and weapon identification classes.
  • Provides historical research support.
  • Provides guidance and support in accounting for unit historical property.
  • Operate the Museum Division Library for on-site research.

Museum Services

  • Operation of the U. S. Cavalry Museum, 1st Infantry Division Museum and Custer House.
  • Design, construct and install unit historical exhibits (unit required to reimburse for materials).
  • Programs upon request regarding Army history and heritage to include professional development classes and oral history interviews.
  • Support Unit Events (i.e. Dining-ins; loan of display panels, easels).
  • Provide color guard uniforms for ceremonial events.

Custer House


Constructed in 1855 of native limestone, the Custer House is one of two surviving sets of quarters from Fort Riley's establishment. It depicts military life on the Western frontier and features displays that show the living conditions of a typical military family.

Custer House Rentals

If you are interested in renting the Custer House Side B for your next event or function please call 785-239-2737 for more information.

  •  Historical and Archaeological Society of Fort Riley members $25
  •  Non-members $35
  •  Plus a Refundable Deposit of $50.