Fort Riley Hosts 30th Annual Tour Of Homes

Holiday festivities continued Saturday at Fort Riley with some of the First Infantry Division’s most storied traditions.

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FORT RILEY, Kan. (WIBW) - Holiday festivities continued Saturday at Fort Riley with some of the First Infantry Division’s most storied traditions.

Hundreds of families gathered on post for the annual Christkindl Market at Riley’s Conference Center where parents and their children had the opportunity to meet Santa, pet a reindeer, and browse through dozens of holiday vendors.

Several visitors were also on post for the 30th annual Tour of Homes, which allows guests the opportunity to walk through a selection of Fort Riley's beautiful historic homes, including the Custer House, and two historic chapels on Main Post.

"I think it’s just nice for people to see what homes used to look like," said Historical and Archaeological Society member Julie Martin. "Everyone now lives in modern homes and new homes, and to see construction that dates back to 1800’s that you can open up. I personally never even dreamed of living in a home like this and now I get to see everyone’s home and it’s probably a once in a lifetime chance. I don’t know if I’ll ever be this fortunate again to be able to be in a home like this."

Fort Riley will continue celebrating the holidays with the Wreaths Across America Ceremony on the 14th at the Post Cemetery.


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