Fort Hays State Historic Site

(785) 625-6812
1472 Hwy 183 Alt, Hays, KS 67601-9212
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Established in 1867 to protect the construction workers who were building the Union Pacific Railroad. The original blockhouse, guardhouse, and officers quarters remain along with exhibits interpreting pioneer and military history. A modern visitor center helps interpret the significance of the fort and the grounds contain extensive interpretive signage which provide an overview of the fort and its history.

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