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Fort Sill Gate Access

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In the past, adults could gain entry to Fort Sill by showing any government-issued I.D. card (driver’s license, tribal membership, V.A. identification, etc.). After the attacks of 9/11, the Department of Defense (DoD) passed more restrictive rules for military bases worldwide, but the Army has been operating with an exemption to that rule until recently.

The DoD guidelines require that everyone entering a military installation have a nationwide background check. With the lifting of the exemption, Fort Sill is implementing an installation access policy in accordance with Fort Sill Memo 190-13 that meets that background check requirement and will begin issuing photographic pass cards for all visitors and open a Visitors Control Center (VCC) (located just south of Bentley Gate on Sheridan Road) to manage the program.

For more information, please go to the Visitor Control Center Website.







Buffalo Soldiers and US Deputy Marshals at Guardhouse

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Come learn about what life was like as a guard at the Fort Sill Guardhouse. Starting on April 12th, 2014, a couple of our Buffalo Soldier volunteers and a member of the US Deputy Marshals volunteer group will be onhand to tell stories and provide information about the Guardhouse. This will start at 1:00pm and will take place every second Saturday of each month. Come out and learn a bit more about historic Fort Sill!!!!












IMPORTANT - Access and Information Request Information

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Due to the ongoing budget cuts / staff loss, many things that were done in the past have been either suspended or eliminated. Please see the list below:

1. No external, non-governmental research requests or collections access will be accepted. We understand that there are a lot of people who wish to have information from our Archives or researchers who would like access to the Archives or Collections but we do not have the staff to assist with the requests. Thank you for your understanding.


2. No non-Soldier guided tours will done by staff due to the lack of staff available. One of the principal missions of the museum is Soldier education and we will continue to provide the support to all Soldier tours. All tours by non-Soldier groups will be self-guided. We apologize for this and thank you for your understanding.

3. Exhibit development suspended. Only repair and maintenance performed. We will try to do some updates to exhibits as money, time and staff allow.

If you have any questions regarding what services we can support, please call (580) 442-5123.




New Temporary Exhibit

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The Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum will open a new temporary exhibit to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of World War I titled - "Fort Sill and the Great War". This new exhibit opens on April 18, 2017 and will be on display until mid-November 2018.

The Great War....the War to End All Wars. Several titles have been given to World War I, which lasted from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918, and all tried to convey the profound impact the conflict had on the world.

This exhibit presents the history of Camp Doniphan, the stories of several of those that served there, and the camp's role in the United States' participation in World War I.

The exhibit will be located in Building 435, the Museum Visitor Center. For more information, contact the Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum's Visitor Center, 435 NW Quanah Road, Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., (580) 442-5123.