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.
Did You Know?
The flagpole on Fort Larned’s parade ground is 99 feet tall. The original 100-foot-tall flagpole was destroyed by lightning in 1877.