Frontier Military Historic Byway

Travel through time, visiting multiple forts along the Frontier Military Historic Byway. Originally built to move soldiers and supplies, the Military Trail has watched American history unfold. Traveling from North to South, you'll find various landmarks such as Fort Leavenworth and Fort Scott, to other historical gems like the John Brown Museum.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Marais des Cygnes Massacre Park and Mine Creek Battlefield hold historical value from the turbulent times of "Bleeding Kansas" and the Civil War. Also along the route, hear legends and see monuments that memorialize history across the Kansas landscape.

Visit Kansas' twelve byways. Each one has beautiful drives, as well as fascinating history and an abundance of activities to enjoy.

Contact Information

Leavenworth, KS to Baxter Springs, KS 

Phone: 913-758-2948


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Interpretive Signs


Driving Tours

Site Info

Wheel Chair Accessible