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Welcome To Fort Wallace Museum
Preserving the History of the Smoky Hill River Basin
Home of the "Fightin'est Fort in the West"

Union Pacific Big Boy is coming to Wallace County, KS

big boy

Railroad history is headed for Wallace County! The Big Boy #4014 will overnight in Sharon Springs on Friday, Nov 22; the Fort Wallace Museum will be open on Friday from 10-5 MT and on Saturday from 10-4 MT. The 1879 Kansas Pacific Railway House in Wallace will be open for tours on Friday from 1-5 MT; the big limestone building is one of two structures remaining from the original transcontinental line of the Kansas Pacific Railway.

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Weskan UP depot moved onto Fort Wallace museum grounds


The company traces its origins to the 1876 opening of two railroad eating houses located at Wallace, Kansas, and Hugo, Colorado, on the Kansas Pacific Railway.   Come on into the Fort Wallace Museum  to see a facade of the original Wallace Hotel where one of the first Fred Harvey restaurants was established.

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week end

New Exhibit
Sculpture of Dr. Turner by Melissa Rau
 Dr. Theophilus Turner and William Comstock found the skelton of a plesiosaur east of Fort Wallace
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Fort Wallace Museum
2655 Highway 40
Wallace, KS 67761
(785) 891-3564
You can find the Fort Wallace Museum on Google Map and    Travel Ks Clio
Fort Wallace Memorial Association  is a 501(c)3 organization set up to run the Fort Wallace Museum.
  Please contact the Museum about making a donation.
Fort Wallace Memorial will take donations through Pay Pal.

Thank You for Donations.
Free admission with a suggested donation of $7 per adult.
Winter hours  [1st  Sunday of Nov. - 2nd  Sunday of March] 10 am-4 pm Thurs.- Sat.
as weather  permits.
Summer hours  [March 16 - Oct.]  9am-5 pm Mon. -Sat. and 1-5 pm Sunday
*Note: All times are Mountain Time*

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's nad Easter