Fort Larned Holiday Closings
Contact: Fort Larned NHS, 620-285-6911
Superintendent Kevin McMurry has announced that Fort Larned National Historic Site, a unit of the U.S. National Park Service, will be closed December 25th and 26th. McMurry stated that "employees at the Fort wish everyone a very joyous holiday and safe travels, and we are eager to welcome visitors back to Larned's National Park on Tuesday, December 27th." The Fort will also be closed January 1st and 2nd, reopening on Tuesday, January 3rd.
McMurry continued with reminders that "the Fort's bookstore, operated by Western National Parks Association, is stocked with items that make great" and that "any visit to Fort Larned can easily include the Santa Fe Trail Center, other area attractions and local lodgings and businesses."
Fort Larned National Historic Site is located six miles west of Larned on KS Highway 156. Open from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. the park's Visitor Center/ Museum and all the furnished buildings are free to visit. Information on visiting Fort larned can be found on this website or call 620-285-6911. For more information on all othe area tourism partners, lodging, dining, and community services go to www.larnedks.org or call 620-285-6916.
Did You Know?
By modifying existing rifles to create the Model 1866 Springfield rifle, the U.S. Army tripled a soldier’s rate of fire at minimal expense. These new rifles were among those used at Fort Larned. More...