Travel through time, visiting multiple forts along the Frontier Military Historic Byway.


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24/7

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Leavenworth to Baxter Springs, KS
Phone: 913-758-2948
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Kid-friendly
Interpretive Signs
Monument
Driving Tours

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Wheelchair
Wheel Chair Accessible

Originally built to move soldiers and supplies, the Military Trail has watched American history unfold. Traveling from North to South, you'll find various landmarks such as Fort Leavenworth and Fort Scott, to other historical gems like the John Brown Museum.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Marais des Cygnes Massacre Park and Mine Creek Battlefield hold historical value from the turbulent times of "Bleeding Kansas" and the Civil War. Also along the route, hear legends and see monuments that memorialize history across the Kansas landscape.

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