Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery

Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery


Located on Fort Leavenworth at 395 Biddle Boulevard and is open to visitors every day of the year from dawn until dusk.


The Cemetery is one of the first 12 national cemeteries established by President Abraham Lincoln on July 17, 1862.

Veterans since the War of 1812 have been laid to rest in the cemetery. One veteran of the War of 1812 is the cemetery’s most famous occupant, Col. Henry Leavenworth, who gave his name to the fort, the city, the county and the cemetery. Other notable Soldiers buried in the cemetery include 10 Medal of Honor recipients, seven Confederate prisoners of war, and Soldiers killed in most major military operations up to and including Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

View more information at the Veterans Affairs Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery webpage.


The administration office is located at the City of Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Open Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed federal holidays except Memorial Day.

Phone: (913) 758-4105 or 4106
FAX: (913) 758-4136