• Aerial View of Fort Larned

    Fort Larned

    National Historic Site Kansas

Home to the Guardians of the Santa Fe Trail

Discover a complete and authentic army post from the 1860s -1870s! This well-preserved fort on the Santa Fe Trail shares a tumultuous history of the Indian Wars era. The sandstone constructed buildings sheltered troops who were known as the Guardians of the Santa Fe Trail. 

Did You Know?

Striker attending to ladies in the Captain's quarters.

An officer at Fort Larned was allowed to hire a paid servant. Most of the time an unmarried lady would fill this position. Otherwise, an enlisted soldier might be hired. More...