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Fort Harker Museum Complex

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This was a fun little Saturday morning stop with a very knowledgeable historian on staff! Worth... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
Derrick P
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Ft Harker ties to the other Kansas Forts of the era

Fred Heller, the Interpretive Guide, is very knowlegable and eager to share that knowledge. The... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
TravelFan34602
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17 Mar 2018
“Great History”
4 May 2017
“Ft Harker ties to the other Kansas Forts of the era”
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309 West Ohio St, Kanopolis, KS 67454
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This was a fun little Saturday morning stop with a very knowledgeable historian on staff! Worth the time!!

Thank Derrick P
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Fred Heller, the Interpretive Guide, is very knowlegable and eager to share that knowledge. The Guardhouse Museum has artifacts to enhance the experience. Ft Harker was a military fort to offer protection from indians, becoming a distribution point for the forts to the west. Famous...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Such a great 3 hours by the most interesting guide I've ever spent time with. Greg Heller is awesome. Great story-teller. Showed us the entire complex. It's people like Greg that keep history alive. I really could hear the events unfold as he told them....More

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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

A prairie military outpost and distribution point for outposts further west, Ft Harker existed between 1886 and 1872. It's another interesting piece of Kansas history.

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Reviewed 26 August 2015

I have driven through Kanopolis many times and knew of the historic Fort Harker. Unfortunately it was usually closed, until recently I went there and it was open. The collections in the museum are awesome. I really liked the items on the second floor. You...More

1  Thank Otaku5121
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

I had a little extra time on the road so I took the 10-minute trip off of K-156 to Kanopolis to see Fort Harkin. Not much is left of the fort, but the Ellsworth County Historical Society maintains a small but packed museum of artefacts...More

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Took scenic routes through Kansas home to Oklahoma and happen to spot a trail head sign outside of Ellsworth, KS for Fort Harker. Decided to head to Kanopolis and check it out. The old jailhouse serves as the museum with a $3.00 entry fee. The...More

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