The original collection began in 1938 when the wagon shop at Fort Leavenworth closed and the horse-drawn vehicles were relocated and called the "Old Rolling Wheels Museum."
In 1960, the museum was officially recognized as an Army Museum and has continued to preserve one of the finest collections of nineteenth century military artifacts in the country.
The Fort Leavenworth gallery highlights 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 chase of Pancho Villa by General John Pershing (1916). The museum offers a unique look at the tools of soldiering used throughout this time period.
Plan your visit
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 10-4pm. Closed Sunday, Monday, and all Federal Holidays. Admission is FREE to the public. Donations are welcome.
Tours: School visits and tour guides may request a guided tour with prior coordination.
Please call (913) 684-3191 to schedule a free guided tour.
Requests should be made at least one week in advance and a minimum of 15 guests is required.
Address: 100 Reynolds Ave, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 66027
For access on to the post please contact the Visitor Control Center (913) 684-3600.
Enter Fort Leavenworth through the Grant Gate at the intersection of
Metropolitan and 7th Street. Continue north on Grant Avenue to Reynolds
Avenue. Turn right, the museum is on the left. Park in the circle drive.
Frontier Army Museum Brochure