From Reveille to Taps: Bugle Calls at Fort Hays
Guided tour—Fort Hays State Historic Site, Hays
Bugles, horns and drums have been used for centuries to control the movement of troops on the battlefield as well as to regulate a soldiers activities on a fort during the day. Learn the origins and meanings of some of the most common calls used at Fort Hays in the late 1800s.
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; e-mail Fort Hays. Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
Other guided tours at Fort Hays:
- Button Boards and Glass Grenades: Military Oddities of the 1800s
- Grating, Grinding and Shaving: Antique Kitchen Gadgets
- Native Americans and The Buffalo
- Victorian Secrets: What Women Wore in the 1800s