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Address: Sheridan Ave, Quarters 24, Fort Riley, KS 66442
Phone Number: +1 785-239-2743

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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
James L
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Junction City, Kansas

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Junction City, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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White Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

We knew before we arrived that the "Custer House" wasn't really the house that Custer lived in. He and his wife lived nearby in a similar house, but it wasn't discovered until this house had been outfitted. No deceit, you know this up front if you've researched your visit. There is no fee, but donations are accepted to help maintain... More 

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Mountain View, Missouri
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

It's ok didn't get to go in which was disappointing.. The house was neat on the outside but just nothing to see here😔

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