• Aerial View of Fort Larned

    Fort Larned

    National Historic Site Kansas


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?


The 10th Cavalry, an all-black regiment, was stationed at Fort Larned from 1867 to 1869. They departed after a fire ripped through the regiment’s stables, killing dozens of horses and destroying valuable supplies and equipment. More...