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. 

U.S. flag with NPS centennial log.

Come picnic in the park!

Come out and help us celebrate 100 years of National Park Service history.

Men dressed in 19th century U.S. Army uniforms firing a cannon.

Check the Calendar of Events

Find out what special events are coming and how you can participate.

Young boys taking selfies around an underground well.

Check out our Education Programs

Our education programs are both educational and fun. Check out the available options on our education page.

Photo of an older man wearing a Medal of Honor.

Corp. Herron and the Medal of Honor

Listen as Corp. Leander Herron recounts the harrowing details of the events that gained him our nation's highest military honor.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1767 KS Hwy 156
Larned, KS 67550


(620) 285-6911
Phones are answered by a person during the park's normal business hours. There is a general voicemail box for after hours calls, which are usually answered by the next day.

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