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History! History! History!

This museum tells it all for Leavenworth. The tunnels used in the mid 1800s, the black history of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leavenworth, Kansas
Off to the Richard Allen Center

While attending the dedication for the 6888th at Fort Leavenworth, we were invite to The Richard... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Richard Allen Cultural Center and Museum was opened in 1992 to honor African American history in Leavenworth, Kansas. Once inside the impressive front of the building, you soon find yourself in the former home of Captain William Bly, a Buffalo Soldier during World War...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TeddyDean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum tells it all for Leavenworth. The tunnels used in the mid 1800s, the black history of the town and quite a bit about the fort. All that I can say is that if you are in Leavenworth you should visit this museum.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

While attending the dedication for the 6888th at Fort Leavenworth, we were invite to The Richard Allen Cultural Center. This is a great place to visit. It is full of history about the Buffalo Soldiers and the Black History of the Leavenworth area. The director,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 17 November 2018

This place has some very interesting facts about Leavenworth. Takes you into some tunnels used over a hundred years ago, and gives you the history behind them.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 105timm
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I was pleased and impressed with the depth and breath of the small museum at this cultural center. Admission is a small donation of $5 per person. Upon entry you are offered a guided tour or a self-guided tour. Staff are available to answer questions...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bib222
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Phenomenal collection. A must see for every generation. The knowledge and passion the tour guide brought excitement and understanding to a very dark time in US History from an unheard perspective. First visit, July 2017.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

This is a hidden jem. Ther are lots of great peace from the founding of Kansas in the 1850s on with a focus on the African American contributions to this area. The ties to Fort Leavenworth make it worth a stop on anyones visit to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Herb M
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Outstanding History. Every school should take the children there where they will learn about history.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank babydoll1953
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The Richard Allen Cultural Center began as a small museum in the home of a former Buffalo Soldier - that is, an African American U.S. Army soldier who served before the integration of races in the military. The Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church across the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank melissabY1090XC
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This center has come a long way from the beginning and I think it will be a major stop in the future. They have a rich history of the life in Leavenworth, and about the Buffalo Soldiers including the female Buffalo Soldiers, and riding saddles...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Angela W
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