|Historic Main Post Tour:
are welcome to tour the Fort Riley main post. The Cavalry Museum has self
tour pamphlets. Guided driving tours can be arranged on request.
Custer House: The
only remaining set of officers quarters from the fort's construction in
the mid 1850s. Furnishings date from the 1870s and 1880s. Period rooms
include a front parlor, dining room, kitchen, servant's room, family room
and upstairs bedrooms. Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day on Saturdays
(10 AM - 4 PM) and Sundays (1 - 4 PM). Docents are available for group
tours by submitting an official request. Free Photo below
United States Cavalry Museum & Vehicle
display: Temporarily closed through 2019.
Photo on preceding page
Fort Riley 1st Infantry Division Museum
tells the story of the
First from its beginning in 1917 through the
present day. Temporarily closed through
2019. (785) 239-2737. Free
Custer Hill is the main troop area on Fort
Riley. It is where the post's soldiers live and work. It includes barracks,
motor pools and military offices. Self guided driving tours are available
in unrestricted areas at your leisure. The hill is closed Monday - Friday
from 6:20-7:30 AM for physical training.
First Territorial Capitol of Kansas: The
place where the first territorial legislature convened for 5 days in July
1855. In 1928, the building was rebuilt from its ruins by the Union Pacific
Railroad. Open 1 - 5 PM Friday through Sunday from March - November. Free
Group tours may be arranged at (785) 784-5535. Photo
|Stable Tour: The
Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard Stable is housed in the last cavalry
training stable building with the original cobblestone floor. Built in
1889, it originally housed 76 horses. Today, the building is home to the
Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard and is staffed by an officer and
special duty soldiers from units assigned to Fort Riley. It houses 20 horses.
Open from 10 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday. Tours are available by
submitting a formal request.
Close Combat Tactical Trainer: The CCTT
provides digital training for tank and mechanized infantry units. It consists
of numerous simulators. The interior of each is identical to the actual
vehicles they simulate. Groups are welcome to request a tour of the CCTT
and engage in the simulator, when it is not being used by soldiers training.
Flight Simulator Center: Groups are welcome
to request a tour of the Flight Center and engage in the simulator, when
it is not being used by soldiers training.
Engagement Skills Trainer: Fort Riley's
Engagement Skills Trainer provides simulated small arms marksmanship training,
using a variety of weapons, including the M-16. It displays targets, terrain
and weapon effects in a real time, 3 dimensional presentation. Groups are
welcome to request a tour of the EST and engage in the simulator, when
it is not being used by soldiers training. Approximate time to tour the
EST is 45 minutes. Due to its realistic combat simulation, it is not recommended
for children under the age of 11.
More info on visiting Fort Riley is available
from the Community
Relations Office at 785-239-3033 or 785-239-2022. Call to confirm
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information at Kansas Travel and Tourism