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Fort Leavenworth

Fort Leavenworth


open 7:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday CLOSED: Saturdays, Sundays and Federal Holidays How to get on the post: Vehicles can access Ft., Leavenworth, through Grant Gate. There must be at least one adult occupant that has their Department of Defense (DoD) issued ID card to present to the access control guards. Additionally, you may enter if you present your Locally Approved Credential (LAC) or a Temporary Pass issued by the Visitor Control Center (details below). Questions? Call our Customer Service helpline at (913) 684-3600. Let us know how the Access Control Branch is doing with Interactive Customer Evaluation! Visitor Control Center (VCC) Information Visitor and commercial vehicles: If you do not have an ID card listed on the Department of Defense (DoD) issued ID cards website, you must stop by the VCC at the corner of Metropolitan Avenue and 4th Street. Follow directional signs to the center's parking lot. At the VCC, reception clerks will verify that the vehicle driver has a valid license, registration, and proof of insurance and that all passengers, 16 and over, have either a driver's license or another form of photo ID. Following a routine background check, visitors will receive a Temporary Pass and instructions allowing them to enter the installation. Don't be intimidated by our access procedures. Fort Leavenworth encourages visitors to our historic post and you are welcome here. These security measures are to keep all of us safe. Let us know how the Visitor Control Branch is doing with Interactive Customer Evaluation! Grant gate will NOT issue temporary visitor passes after the VCC is closed! All visitors who have a need to get on post after the VCC is closed must have a LAC / Pass (see below) or must be escorted.
lat: 39.3306711 long: -94.9170564

Fort Leavenworth was established in 1827, making it the third-oldest active military installation in the nation. Over 170 years of service have been contributed to the nation from the fort. Some of its sights include a national cemetery, one of the first 14 national cemeteries established by President Abraham Lincoln; the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; Memorial Chapel, one of the oldest chapels in the Army; a swale of the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails; and many historic 19th century buildings.  Among these is the Rookery, the oldest house in Kansas, built-in 1834.

Fort Leavenworth is home to the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and the United States Disciplinary Barracks. The U.S Army Combined Arms Center provides functional training, leadership education, general training, doctrine, and training support.

Important Units and Missions:

308th Military Battalion

35th Infantry Division

Combined Arms Center – Training (CAC-T)


Headquarters Combined Arms Center

Joint Center for International Security Force Assistance (JCISFA)

United States Disciplinary Barracks

Special Troops Battalion



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