• Aerial View of Fort Larned

    Fort Larned

    National Historic Site Kansas

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?

Capt. Almon F. Rockwell

Captain Almon F. Rockwell, who oversaw the construction of Fort Larned's sandstone buildings, witnessed the assassinations of both President Abraham Lincoln and President James Garfield. More...