Leavenworth, Kansas

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, and relax in our beautiful city!  View magnificent vintage homes dating from the mid-1800s and tour the 1882 Carroll Mansion, enjoy a diverse variety of dining choices including a bounty of international flavors for you to choose from.  Experience self-guided historic Leavenworth and Fort Leavenworth interactive waysides tours, stroll along the Missouri River, become a kid again and take a ride on a restored 1913 antique carousel and shop in a wide variety of eclectic shops in the 28 block historic downtown shopping district offering a variety of home, gift, garden, fun & funky jewelry, specialty teas and foods, antiques, furniture, quilting supplies, pottery and much more throughout the Leavenworth area.

Fort Leavenworth is known as the “Post that opened the West” and is the oldest fort west of the Mississippi River in continuous operation.   Fort Leavenworth, one of the most beautiful, well-preserved forts in the U.S. and is known as the “Best Hometown in the Army”.  It is considered a national treasure with its historic sites, a world-class museum, the nation’s premiere Buffalo Soldier monument, breathtaking views overlooking the Missouri River, scenic picnic areas, parks, and a challenging, rolling, 18-hole golf course.

Contact Information

Kristi Lee
Reservations and Information:

100 North 5th Street, Leavenworth, Kansas 66048, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:0 pm
  • Seasons Open

    all year
  • Prices and Fees

    $ to $$
  • Accessibility

    In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) and ADA amendments, the City of Leavenworth does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
  • Eco Friendly Notes

    The City has trash receptacles located throughout the city.
  • Locally or Family Owned Notes

    We are home to a 28-block historic downtown shopping district filled with family-owned and many veteran-owned small businesses for your shopping pleasure.
  • Pet Friendly Notes

    Pets are welcomed on most all trails and parks with a leach. Waggin' Trails Dog Park is available for small and large dogs to run without a leash. Owners are asked to clean up after their pets if needed.