There are many historical sites to be seen if you are visiting Fort Sill Oklahoma. Today, the fort is the only active military post located on the South Plains that was built during the Indian Wars. On the post you can visit historical markers denoting area where figures such as General Custer and General Sheridan once camped. There are also grave sites of many famous Native American's who lost their lives in battle. The most famous being Geronimo who has his own burial site north of the main post cemetery.
Today the post hosts schools for the modern field artillery units. The post is also one of the sites where future soldiers receive their initial basic training. Another special detachment is the Field Artillery Half Section, an eight-man group representative of the "flying artillery" which was drawn by a team of horses around the turn of the last century. The Half Section was established in 1969 to celebrate Fort Sill's Centennial. The Soldiers are volunteers for the show group, while the horses, their equipment and transportation are provided through charitable donations. The popular Half Section has appeared in regional parades, local festivities, tons of changes of command and a presidential inauguration parade.
Fort Sill is a 'closed' post. In order to gain access you must show a valid military photo Identification Card. If you are driving into Fort Sill you must show proof of your current driver's license, state vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. You must register your vehicle on post as soon as possible after you sign in.
Directions to the field artillery museum:
From East I-44, take exit 41 toward Ft. Sill/Key Gate. Turn right onto Sheridan Road then take the first right onto Randolph Rd. Travel one block north, over a set of railroad tracks, and make a left onto Harry Rd. Ignore the road labeled Howitzer Trail; this is not a road for vehicles. The museums parking area will be on the right.
The field artillery museum is free to visit.
Directions to the Martha Songbird Trail:
From East I-44, take exit 41 toward Ft. Sill/Key Gate. Turn right onto Sheridan Road and then turn left onto Boundary Road, stay on Boundary Road for .5 miles, next take the 1st left onto Corral Road for .5 miles, finally turn right onto Randolph Road and travel .6 miles.
Directions to White Wolf River Park and Zoo:
From East I-44, take exit 41 toward Ft. Sill/Key Gate. Turn right onto Sheridan Road for 4.5 miles and the make a right onto Currie Rd, continue down Currie road which will turn into Apache Gate Rd. Cross over the White Wolf River via the bridge and make a left on Punch Bowl Road. The park will be on your left.
Directions to Geronimo's Grave:
From East I-44, take exit 41 toward Ft. Sill/Key Gate. Turn right onto Sheridan Road and then another right onto Geronimo Rd, towards the field artillery museum. Next take a left onto Macomb Road, travel down Macomb Road past the museum for 3 miles until you come to the Martha Songbird trail. Make a right onto Quinette Road and follow the road for 5-6 miles. You will pass by the post golf course followed by the Quinette River. Once past the river continue on the road until you pass over I-44, the graveyard will be on your right.
Hours of operation:
Tuesday-Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on selected holidays
All other trails and sites are open from dawn to dusk
-On Post Commissary and numerous restaurants
-Restrooms can be found inside the museum, additional
restrooms are inside the shops and stores.
-Portable restrooms are located near the entrance to the
Martha Songbird Trail.