President Abraham Lincoln established the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery on July 17, 1862. It is the final resting place... Learn more
Leavenworth is the “First City of Kansas” and was incorporated in 1854. Leavenworth became nationally known as the “jumping off point” for the opening of the West. The historic, quaint city of Leavenworth invites you to discover, explore, experience, shop, dine, enjoy, and relax! View magnificent vintage homes dating from the mid-1800’s and tour the 1882 Carroll Mansion, enjoy a diverse variety of dining choices including being served by the world renowned Harvey Girls.
Experience self-guided historic Leavenworth and Fort Leavenworth interactive waysides tours, stroll along the Missouri River, visit a Black History Museum and learn about the underground Railroad. Become a kid again and take a ride on a restored 1913 antique carousel and shop in the 28 block historic downtown shopping district and throughout the Leavenworth area. This area offers an eclectic variety of home, gift, garden, fun & funky jewelry, specialty teas and foods, antiques, furniture, quilting supplies, pottery and much more.