Fort Riley Museum
The Museum Division of Fort Riley University exists to
support and train soldiers of the United States Army to understand their
history and heritage while providing them with a historical context
in which to understand their role of defending the nation. In addition,
the museum is an important link to the general public by permitting
them to understand the historical relationship and contributions made
by the Army to the history and development of the United States.
The Museum Division consists of three buildings - Building
205 (U.S. Cavalry Museum), Building 207 (Fort Riley Regimental Museum)
and Quarters 24 (Custer House). Hours of operation are Monday through
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sundays, noon - 4:30 p.m. The Custer
House is open from mid-May to the end of September. The Fort Riley Regimental
Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays,
noon to 4 p.m. Please call (785) 239-2737 for more information.
Historic Quarters 24 will open for public on May 24th for the 2003
summer season. These quarters, commonly referred to as Custer House,
will once again open its doors to visitors coming to the historic post.
They will step back in time, to when Fort Riley was a frontier Army
Furnishings date from the 1870s and 1880s and provide a glimpse of Army
family life from a bygone era. Period rooms include a front parlor,
dining room, kitchen, servant's room, family room and upstairs bedrooms.
The following is from the book, Indian Wars, by Bill Yenne.
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