Button Boards and Glass Grenades: Military Oddities of the 1800s
Guided tour—Fort Hays State Historic Site, Hays
Grades—6th grade and older
Soldiers had a wide variety of unique tools and equipment at their disposal in the 1800s. Take a look at some of these unusual items and find out exactly how they were used.
Cost per student is $2. One adult enters free for every 10 students. Additional adults pay the student rate.
Length of tour: approximately 1 hour.
Number of students in a group: For the best experience, we recommend no more than 50.
Registration and scheduling: Contact Site administrator, 785-625-6812; email Fort Hays. Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
Other guided tours at Fort Hays:
- Grating, Grinding and Shaving: Antique Kitchen Gadgets
- Native Americans and The Buffalo
- From Reveille to Taps: Bugle Calls at Fort Hays
- Victorian Secrets: What Women Wore in the 1800s