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. 

All of the non-climate controlled historic buildings are open to the public. See the news release for more information. Read More

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History and Nature Trail

Explore Fort Larned's natural areas and discover some of the long-lost structures that once made the fort's operation possible.

Interior of restored commissary building showing canned goods on shelves.

Cell Phone Tour

Use your cell phone for the OnCell mobile tour of the fort. It's like having a "ranger in your pocket."

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Virtual Tour

Discover the historically restored sandstone buildings.

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Picnic Area

Bring your lunch and spend the day!

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

Events Calendar

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

Photo of an older man wearing a Medal of Honor.


Find out about some of the fascinating people and events who fill Fort Larned's colorful past.

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Education Programs

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

Last updated: July 3, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1767 KS Hwy 156
Larned, KS 67550


(620) 285-6911
This phone is answered during regular business hours. After hours calls will be answered the next day. Please select a mailbox or leave a message on the main extension when the fort is closed.

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