• Aerial View of Fort Larned

    Fort Larned

    National Historic Site Kansas


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Senator Dole Visits Fort Larned

Fort Larned staff with Senator Dole

Fort Larned staff pose for a picture with Senator Dole.  From left to right:  Chief Ranger George Elmore, Acting Superintendent Betty Boyko, Senator Dole, Park Ranger Ellen Jones.

Mike Gilmore

Former Senator Bob Dole returned to see Fort Larned again. Senator Dole played a key role in helping Fort Larned become a National Historic Site. He introduced the enacting legislation to help make Fort Larned the first National Park Service Unit in the State of Kansas. During his visit Senator Dole expressed his desire for the National Park Service to continue its work making Fort Larned the nationally recognized tourist center it deserves to become.

MCPPP Conference to be Held at Fort Larned


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Fort Larned National Historic Site is partnering with the group, Material Culture of the Plains, Prairie, and Plateau (MCPPP) to bring their annual conference to the area, which includes special programs that will appeal to everyone. The public is invited to participate in the annual conference of the MCPPP which will be held September 19 thru 22, 2013, at Larned, Kansas. The theme of this year’s seminar is: Tipis and Daily Camp Life. Click here for more information about the conference.

Park Friends Group Annual Meeting

The Fort Larned Old Guard, the park's friends group, held their annual Mess and Muster on April 27th. Click here for all the details.

Capt. Frank Baldwin Honored during Fourth of July Celebration

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News Release - Fourth of July Event

For Bravery and Gallantry a Soldier is Honored

Two New Artifacts Donated to Fort Larned

Fort Larned has two new artifacts on display, both of them items that were generously donated to the park. One is a Spanish lance point and the other is the Cavalry saber of Frank Baldwin, one of only a few people to win the Medal of Honor twice.

Did You Know?

George H. Steuart

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...