* Museum * * History * * Photo Gallery * * Ongoing Projects *
* Gift Shop *  * Contact Information * * Sites and Resources * * News and Events *
Welcome to the Fort Wallace Museum

Home of the "Fightin'est Fort in the West"

The Butterfield Overland Despatch coach arrived at the Fort Wallace in the Ft Wallace museum this fall.
It brought mail and news of the day.
The big news was the announcement of the
The Great Fort Wallace and Western Kansas1867 Exposition
 More details will be forth coming through out the winter on this web site and other news sources.   July 6,7,8,9 of 2017

The Fort Wallace museum  will host Home on the Range, a film by Lone Chimney Films in association with Sperra Studios.

The film tell the story of the well-known song by the same name.

Lone Chimney Films is a Kansas-based, not-for-profit educational film company.

The event will take place at the Fort Wallace museum  on Jan. 29 at 2 p.m., and tickets are priced are $5 per person or $10 per family at the Door.

 There will be movie trailers of  Thof's Dragon.
There will be refreshments following the movie.

The Home on the Range Cabin – Birthplace of the State Song of Kansas

Dr. Brewster M Higley wrote a poem titled “My Western Home”  to describe the beauty of the site he had chosen for his Kansas Homestead in 1871. He penned this now-famous work on the bank of the West Beaver Creek in Smith County, Kansas, where along with the help of a few friends, he also constructed a cabin on July 4, 1872. Dr. Higley presented the poem to his friend Dan Kelly who set it to music and then gave it to John Harlan, the leader of a family band that included Kelly. The song “Home on the Range” was born.

home 2

Fort Wallace Museum
2655 Highway 40
Wallace, KS 67761
(785) 891-3564
Fort Wallace Memorial Association  is  501(c)3 organization set up to run the Fort Wallace Museum.
  Please contact the Museum about making a donations.
Fort Wallace Memorial will take donations through Pay Pal.

Free admission with a suggested donation of $5 per person.
Winter hours  [Nov.- March] 9 am-4 pm Monday-Saturday  and 1 pm-4pm Sunday
Summer hours  [April - Oct.] 9am-5 pm Monday-Saturday and 1-5 pm Sunday
*Note: All times Mountain Time*