Items of Interest

Things to See & Do

Fort Riley prides itself on its heritage through museums, historic buildings, and the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard.

Troopers and horses of the mounted unit are outfitted in the uniforms, accoutrements, and equipment of the Civil War period. They demonstrate their horsemanship for school groups and perform at parades and official ceremonies on and off post.


Depending on the season, visitors to Fort Riley can enjoy fishing, golfing, bowling, cycling and touring historic sites. Free-ranging elk and bald eagles, along with a other varieties of wildlife, can also be viewed on post.


There are three museums on post:

  • Custer's House
  • Fort Riley Regimental Museum
  • U.S. Cavalry Museum,

Additionally, Fort Riley is home to the First Territorial Capital of Kansas. This state-owned entity is where pro-slavery forces tried to guide the fate of Kansas.