• Aerial View of Fort Larned

    Fort Larned

    National Historic Site Kansas

2012 Candlelight Tours

Blacksmith
Tracy Williams

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News Release Date: September 18, 2012
Contact: George Elmore, 620-285-6911

On Saturday October 13, 2012 a unique candlelight tour "Necessary Evil Post Sutler/Trader" will highlight the role of the post's sutler at Fort Larned. Other scenes will depict everyday life much as they might have taken place while Fort Larned was an active post. Details of the scenes are gleaned from the actual post records, letters, and diaries.

The tours are free but reservations are required and each tour is limited to 20 people. The first tour will leave the visitor center at 7:30 pm and the last will begin at 10:15 pm. Reservations can be made beginning Monday, October 1, in person or by calling the Fort at 620-285-6911 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm daily. This annual program is the most popular event held at the Fort and the tours fill quickly.

Fort Larned National Historic Site is located six miles west of Larned on Kansas Highway 156. Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., information on visiting is on the internet at www.nps.gov/fols, or by calling 620-285-6911, or email to fols_superintendent@nps.gov. For information on area tourism partners, lodging, dining, and community services go to www.larnedks.org or call (620) 285-6916

Did You Know?

Ambulance

Fort Larned's restored 1870's army ambulance was frequently used by officers for transport. The fifth-wheel design and extra springs gave it a much smoother ride than most wagons.