Annual Ghost Tours To Haunt Fort Riley October 26


The Historical and Archaeological Society of Fort Riley, or HASFR, will offer the 23rd annual Ghost Tours Saturday, October 26, from 4 – 9 p.m.

Parking will be available west of Cavalry Parade Field, off Pleasanton Avenue. Tours will be on foot and the route will accommodate strollers.

The walking tours will begin every 20 minutes and are free and open to the public. Each tour will last from one hour to one hour and thirty minutes.

Costumed storytellers will guide visitors around historic main post while narrating iconic classics like The Lady in Chains and The Custer House Teddy Bear Ghost, as well as stories from the 2014 Ghost Book.

Guests may purchase a Fast Pass for $5 to move to the front of the line. To get a Fast Pass visit Books that tell the stories of ghosts at Fort Riley will also be available for purchase. All proceeds support HASFR.

For more information about the tours, visit or email

Under the Trusted Traveler Pilot Program, Department of Defense ID cardholders may escort up to seven guests in a vehicle who do not have a DoD ID card. All guests 16 years of age and older in the vehicle must present a valid government-issued photo ID. All other visitors will need to get a visitor pass from the Visitor Control Center near the Henry Gate at Exit 301 off of I-70. The VCC is open seven days a week and closes at 4 p.m. on weekends. For details about access procedures, call 785-239-2982 or visit

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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