• Aerial View of Fort Larned

    Fort Larned

    National Historic Site Kansas

Directions

Kansas Map
Kansas map with major highways near Fort Larned NHS.
 
Park Entrance

Park Entrance

Nathan King

By Car
Fort Larned National Historic Site is located on KS Hwy 156, six miles west of Larned, KS.

From I-70 Westbound: Take exit 225 for KS 156. Turn left and follow KS 156 approximately 82 miles to Fort Larned National Historic Site.

From I-70 Eastbound: Take exit 159 for US Hwy 183 south. Follow Hwy 183 about 49 miles south to KS 156. Turn left on KS 156 and continue about 5 miles to Fort Larned National Historic Site.

From Dodge City: Follow Hwy 56 to Hwy 183 north. Follow 183 north to KS 156. Turn right on KS 156 and continue 5 miles to Fort Larned NHS.

From Wichita: There are several possible routes. If you prefer major highways, follow Hwy 54 west of Wichita to Hwy 183 north in Greensburg, KS. Follow Hwy 183 north to KS 156. Turn right on KS 156 and continue 5 miles to Fort Larned NHS. If you prefer a shorter distance, follow KS 96 north from Wichita to US Hwy 50 west in Hutchinson. Follow US Hwy 50 west to KS 19. Follow KS 19 north into Larned. Turn left on KS 156 and continue 6 miles to Fort Larned NHS.

Fort Larned's parking lot is 1/4 mile from the park entrance. The parking lot a pull-through design that easily accommodates RVs and vehicles pulling trailers. From the parking lot, it is a short walk across the river to the fort. For handicap parking, continue across the bridge to the handicap parking area closer to the Visitor Center.

By Plane
Great Bend Municipal Airport is the nearest airfield with commercial flights, located about 26 miles from Fort Larned NHS. Other nearby airports include those in Hays, KS (56 miles); Dodge City, KS (61 miles); and Wichita, KS (135 miles).

Coordinates
Lat. 38.183632 Long. -99.217003
GPS (precision address) N 38 degrees 11.0179' W 99 degrees 13.0202'

Did You Know?

Infantry Marching

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...