Your Dollars At Work
Fort Larned National Historic Site is committed to preserving the fort's structures and historic character as completely and as accurately as possible. To do so, the park performs ongoing historic structures restoration to preserve the structures to the greatest possible extent. Some of this work has turned up interesting discoveries such as the McLaughlin Stone.
Your federal tax dollars allow the park to hire paid staff to maintain the fort and to provide visitor services including living history and tours.
Fort Larned also relies on volunteers and donations to provide the highest level of service possible. Thank you for your support!
Did You Know?
Fort Larned was established in 1859 to protect U.S. interests on the Santa Fe Trail, the primary overland trade route between the United States and Mexico in the mid-1800s. More...