A historic site
Fort Leavenworth is considered a national treasure with historic sites and homes, a world-class museum, breathtaking views overlooking the Missouri River, scenic picnic areas and parks. Visitors are always welcome to the “Best Hometown in the Army”.
Family and Community Life is our priority
Fort Leavenworth offers recreational programs and activities that enhance community life here on post. Many facilities are open to the public, including several restaurants, a golf course and two lakes to fish in. Go to the Family & MWR site for details.
Buffalo Soldier Monument
We take great pride that we are the home of the Buffalo Soldiers. Retired Gen. Colin Powell dedicated this monument in 1992 to honor the African-American soldiers who served in the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments. Eddie Dixon was the sculptor. View Buffalo Soldier Information.
Who we are
Fort Leavenworth is the oldest continuously active military reservation west of the Mississippi River. This historic post is noted for the campus-like setting, open green spaces and hometown character.
Army garrisons, also called installations or posts, are communities that provide many of the same types of services expected from any small town. A small sample of the support and services we provide every day are medical, fire and police, schools, child and youth programs, recreational and religious activities.
We look forward to serving you upon your arrival, and hope that your experience, while living or visiting here, leaves a lasting impression as you enjoy the Best Hometown in the Army.