Frontier Military

Frontier Military Spring

Travel through time, visiting multiple forts along the Frontier Military Historic Byway.  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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For more information about the Frontier Military Historic Byway, contact:
Sonia Smith
Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area
Tammie Ferguson
Leavenworth Convention & Visitors Bureau

Relive yesterday and enjoy the amenities of today in these counties:

Leavenworth County
Wyandotte County
Johnson County
Miami County
Linn County
Bourbon County
Crawford County
Cherokee County