• Aerial View of Fort Larned

    Fort Larned

    National Historic Site Kansas

Places

Santa Fe Trail Rut

Santa Fe Trail rut

Amber King

Fort Larned was positioned to protect the Santa Fe Trail where it split into the Wet and Dry Routes.

For a closer look at Fort Larned itself, visit our Virtual Tour.

Did You Know?

Infantry Marching

By modifying existing rifles to create the Model 1866 Springfield rifle, the U.S. Army tripled a soldier’s rate of fire at minimal expense. These new rifles were among those used at Fort Larned. More...