• Aerial View of Fort Larned

    Fort Larned

    National Historic Site Kansas

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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?

Fort Larned NHS aerial view

Military planners located Fort Larned in a looping curve of the Pawnee Fork. General Hancock later grumbled that the river would accommodate a surprise attack against the fort. More...