Experience America's best-preserved frontier military post!
Images can be used by teachers presenting the Being An Historical Investigator activity. Divide the images into three categories: Around the Post, Every Day Life, and Soldiers' Uniforms and Equipment.
Each year the fort hosts many school groups who come from all over Kansas to learn about life on a frontier Army post.
The frontier could be a lonely place in winter. Although the fort is not as isolated as it once was, it often seems that way when the snow blankets the ground and the winter winds come howling out of the north.
Fort Larned relies on 100s of volunteers each year to help us recreate the sights, sounds, and even smells, of a working 1860s frontier Army post.
Frontier duty could be lonely and boring so the soldiers, officers and civilians at remote frontier posts like Fort Larned looked forward to special events such as Christmas to help relieve the boredom. Every December, Fort Larned recreates a frontier Christmas to celebrate the holiday 1860s style.