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US Cavalry Museum, Fort Riley

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The U. S. Cavalry Museum is located in Fort Riley's historic main post district. Originally constructed in 1855 for use as a hospital, the building was remodeled and became headquarters to the Cavalry and Light Artillery School in 1890. In 1957, the building was designated as home for the Cavalry Museum. Visitors may enjoy exhibit galleries that take them on a historic tour of the cavalry's material culture - from the Revolutionary War through the branches inactivation in 1950. A temporary gallery also chronicles special phases in the history of this colorful post. The museum includes an art collection with works by Fredric Remington and contemparary artists Don Stivers and Don Troiani.

The US Cavalry Museum's hours are: Monday - Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Sunday 12:00 - 4:30 pm. Closed on New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The 1st Infantry Division Museum is located in Fort Riley's historic main post district, situated next door to the US Cavalry Museum. The First Infantry Division Museum tells the story of the Army's most storied division. Formed in 1917, the First Division has carved its name into the annals of our nation's military history. Campaigns from the trenches of World War I to the beaches of North Africa, Sicily and Normandy begins this story of service and sacrifice. The jungles of Southeast Asia, the rough terrain of the Balkans and the deserts of Southwest Asia are settings for the more recent history of the Big Red One. The 1st Infantry Division Museum's hours are: Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 pm. Closed on New Years Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Custer is historic quarters refurbished with 1870's furniture. Open daily, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm; Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm. Closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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  • I was passing through Kansas and saw the sign for the US Cavalry Museum at Fort Riley. Being a cavalryman (2nd Calavlry Regiment, 1967- 68) I had to stop. I was glad I did. The Post has beautiful.....  more »
  • My wife and I were on an extended road trip to a family reunion. On the way home, we were going to Abilene, KS to see the Eisenhower home, library, and museum. We saw a sign on I-70 advertising the...  more »
  • We love history, so this was so very good! Can't wait to come back and see the remodeled and refurbished museum!
  • If you love military history, this visit is a must.
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