Fort Larned Holiday Closures
Contact: Kevin McMurry, 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 24th and December 25th. 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 Saturday, December 26th.” The Fort will also be closed December 31st and January 1st, reopening on January 2nd.
McMurry continued with reminders that “the Fort’s bookstore, operated by Western National Parks Association, is stocked with items that make great gifts” and that “any visit to Fort Larned can easily include the Santa Fe Trail Center, other area attractions and local lodging and businesses.”
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. The park’s Visitor Center/Museum and all furnished buildings are completely free to visit. Information on visiting Fort Larned can be found on the internet www.nps.gov/fols or call 620-285-6911 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on all other area tourism partners, lodging, dining, and community services go to www.larnedks.org or call (620) 285-6916.
Did You Know?
In 1859, Capt. George H. Steuart oversaw the establishment of Camp on Pawnee Fork, which later became Fort Larned. He later joined the Confederacy and was captured at Spotsylvania by General Hancock. Hancock came to Fort Larned in 1867. More...