Fort Riley Self-Guided Tours
The Historical & Archeological Society of Fort Riley's tours provided are:
Walking Tour of Historic Main Post
Includes King Field House, Ft. Riley Regimental Museum, U.S. Cavalry Museum, Custer House, Cavalry Parade Field, Old Trooper Monument, Trolley Station, St. Mary's Chapel, Tuttle Park, and Sturgis Field.
Driving Tour of Historic Main Post, Camp Funston, and Post Cemetery
Includes Custer House, Commanding General's Quarters, Sturgis Stadium, Tuttle & Wyman Parks, First Territorial Capitol of Kansas, Packer's Camp, Camp Whitside, Irwin Army Hospital, Quarters 123, Buffalo Corral, Trolley Station, Polk Hall, King Field House, Patton Hall.
Tours of the Custer House Museum
The Custer House Museum is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
For materials pertaining to our self-guided tour, paper copies of the routes are available upon request at the Cavalry Museum.
What is a Docent?
A docent is a person who acts as a guide, typically voluntarily, in a museum, art gallery, or zoo. Are you a history buff or interested in volunteering for HASFR? Are you new to Fort Riley? Interested in the 160 years of history that Fort Riley has accumulated? Do you have family visiting and you don't know what you will do with them? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're in luck. HASFR provides—in-person, driving, or walking guided tours—at no cost.
We are always on the lookout for new docents. Docent training will be scheduled quarterly. Dr. Bob Smith, the Fort Riley Museum Curator, instructs training. During training, you will receive information packets on what sites the walking and driving tours contain. Dr. Smith will take the training class on the actual tours as well. Each new docent will have all the necessary knowledge and items to be successful on tours.