Welcome to the FFAM Website

Come and visit the Frontier Army Museum at Fort Leavenworth! Museum hours are Tuesday - Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; closed on Monday. Notice – Installation access is limited to DoD ID card and US drivers-license holders; see the Garrison Gate Access information.

This page will provide you with information about exhibits, upcoming events, directions to the museums and much more. We are sure that you will enjoy your visit. If you would like to support our efforts then why not become a patron of the Friends of the Frontier Army Museum!



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The Friends of the Frontier Army Museum (FFAM) are celebrating their forty-second year in support of Fort Leavenworth's Frontier Army Museum! The Frontier Army Museum hosts more than 30,000 visitors every year and is consistently named a top 25 attraction in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The volunteer efforts of the Friends of the Frontier Army Museum ensure that our cherished Leavenworth icon is able to offer visitors a meaningful introduction to the history of Fort Leavenworth and the Frontier Army.

Formerly known as the Musettes, this group of volunteers has been helping support the museum programs for over 20 years. Active in all aspects of the museum, the Friends of the Frontier Army Museum raise money for artifact purchases and new exhibits.

FFAM is about Preservation

• FFAM is dedicated to the conservation and acquisition of Frontier Artifacts by the Frontier Army Museum, Ft. Leavenworth, KS
• The Frontier Army Museum collection contains over 7,000 items to include weapons, uniforms, equipment, and vehicles
• Among our many premier artifacts are a Dragoons’ Helmet (predates the Calvary Soldier) from the 1820’s which is one of only two known to exist; and an 1832 General Officer Coat worn by General Henry Leavenworth

FFAM is about Education

• Promotes a love of history and knowledge of the role of the Frontier Army to our youngest generation
• Targeted children’s events with special programming such as The Night at the Frontier Army Museum, Traveling Trunk Shows, Campfire Story Time and Frontier/Kansas Days Activities
• Patron nights provide informative guest speakers and traveling displays

FFAM is about the Love of History

• Participation in FFAM is open to those interested in the history of the exploration of the Kansas/Missouri Frontier, with an emphasis on US
Frontier Army history
• Raises awareness of the Museum and encourages visitation