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Address: Sheridan Ave, Quarters 24, Fort Riley, KS 66442
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Historic Custer House on Ft. Riley Army Base

Step back 150 years into limestone home on the prairie. The house is restored to the period and the tour guides provide interesting history.

Reviewed 27 October 2016
James L
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Junction City, Kansas

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an easy stop with kids that have learned the history already or younger children who just pass by and look. It takes less than an hour to walk through.

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Reviewed 23 December 2016

My Father was a Captain in the Army and we lived in the left half of the mansion. Trust me when I say this mansion is haunted!

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Junction City, Kansas
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Step back 150 years into limestone home on the prairie. The house is restored to the period and the tour guides provide interesting history.

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Thank James L
Memphis, Tennessee
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

If you are traveling through Fort Riley, and you are not in a hurry, you need to stop in for a visit to the Custer House and First Division Museum. It will take about 15 minutes to get a pass from the main gate. Then you need at least an hour to see the museums. They have so much information.... More 

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United States
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282 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

This isn't really Custer's house as that no longer exists. But this house is similar to the one he and his wife lived in at Ft. Riley. The house is two floors, large, furnished with pieces from that era and gives you an idea of how an infantry officer lived. There is a docent at the house who can give... More 

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Missouri
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43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I didn't realize that this was a guided tour building so I let myself in and ran into a tour in progress. Still it wasn't very busy and the guide was relaxed, informative, and happy to take questions. This isn't actually Custer's house, but an exact replica.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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987 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

If you are visiting Fort Riley you have to visit the quarters occupied by George Armstrong Custer before he set off for his final battle at Little Big Horn.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Very impressed with Fort Riley Army Base. Visited the Infantry and Cavery Museum as well as took a tour of the Custer House. Enjoyed the day and everything was free. Very worthwhile and interesting. A great deal of history.

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Fresno, California
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46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This was a nice representation of what the house may have looked like, but disappointing to hear it could possibly NOT be his house. He may have possibly sat and ate there, but unsure of the actual guarantee that this is his HOUSE. There is a myth that a ghost roams the house - I can tell you a child's... More 

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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Not Custer's home, His burned down. Fires were extremely common back then with fireplaces for heat and wood or coal stoves the only means for cooking. However, I am not sure you can tour a plains Calvary officer's home anywhere else. (not an expert). This is really excellent exhibition of period items from the days when the post was new.... More 

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