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Fort Hays - Plan your visit

Tour the visitor center and four historic buildings at Fort Hays State Historic Site in Hays, Ellis County.


  • $5 adults; $1 students; Kansas Historical Foundation members and children five and under admitted free
  • Portions ADA accessible. Please notify us prior to your visit if you or a member of your party requires accommodation for special needs or disabilities.
  • Pets are welcome on the grounds of Fort Hays but are not allowed in the buildings. Dogs must be kept on a leash and please clean up after your pet.


Site tours are provided by site administrator. For groups of more than 10, we request two weeks prior notice.

School groups can schedule guided site tours with two weeks prior notice. Also available are these theme tours, Grating, Grinding and Shaving, Native Americans and the Buffalo, and Victorian Secrets.

Fort Hays Young Troopers program


Discover a variety of Kansas books, souvenirs, and other gifts at our Museum Store.

Local travel links

Hays Convention & Visitors Bureau

Chestnut Street District, Hays

Upcoming Events


Driving directions