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Fort Hays State Historic Site, Hays

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Historic Site
Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant John Denny served at Fort Hays from January 1882 to December 1884. He and other African American “Buffalo Soldiers” are part of the rich Fort Hays history that includes names like Generals George A. Custer, Nelson Miles, and Philip Sheridan; Major Marcus Reno; William “Buffalo Bill” Cody; and James B. “Wild Bill” Hickok. Established in 1865 in the land of the Cheyenne and Arapaho, the fort protected railroad workers and travelers on the Smoky Hill Trail. See the soldiers’ clothing, weapons, and personal items, including George Custer’s dumbbell forged by the fort’s blacksmith. Learn more about the soldiers and the people they were protecting when you visit Fort Hays.

Admission:

Adults: $5

Students: $1

Children 5 & Under and Members of "Friends of the Fort": FREE
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TripAdvisor
  • Definitely worth your time if you are in Hays, KS. Exhibits are well presented and educational. Too bad many of the buildings have been moved or torn down.  more »
  • We have lived in Hays for a long time. It's been many years since we had visited Fort Hays. We had family back and went to visit. I had forgotten how historical it was. They had added many exhibits si...  more »
  • My family and myself went here in early December 2016 for the Christmas at the Fort event and we were really impressed. The place was dark with lanterns all along the sidewalks that really made my 4 y...  more »
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  • I am currently an on campus senior majoring in psychology. The atmosphere here is intimate, you know all of the professors in your department. Tenured professors, experts in their fields, actually teach your courses and appreciate dedicated scholarship. I transferred here and have found the campus welcoming, and friendly. The outer community is somewhat homogenous and lacks diversity but on campus you can develop culturally diverse friendships and experiences. Study abroad agreements let students travel to both China and Germany for the same cost of attending FHSU. This school is a diamond in the rough!
  • The University is very good for the price. However, text books and several classes always discuss oppression of Africans in one way or another. Ok already! All of America and the rest of the world has been taught several times over that blacks are innocent and downtrodden and white people are evil. Can we move on! Please!
  • Love this college. Completely affordable and you get a great education. I went to K-State and FHSU and I learned so much more from FHSU. Check this place out!
  • Worst parking I have ever seen. Not very community oriented, staff are stuck up and careless.
  • This is a wonderful college located in Hays Kansas over the years they've made incredible improvements to keep up with the times of modern universities.