Fort Larned Celebrates Independence Day
Contact: Fort Larned NHS, 620-285-6911
Fort Larned Celebrates Independence Day July 2 - 4, 2011
The weekend of July 2 & 3 and Monday, July 4 Fort Larned National Historic Site is celebrating America's Independence with a variety of activities. The fort will come to life with living history demonstrations in the buildings and on the parade grounds. There will also be a special weapons display in the Commanding Officers Quarters. Younger visitors will be invited to earn a Juinor Ranger badge. Plan to spend this patriotic holiday at Fort Larned Historic Site. The fort's hours for this event and for every day of the week are 8:30 - 4:30. The fort is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
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...