Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 07/03/2015, 07/04/2015, 07/05/2015

    Location: Fort Larned NHS Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Fee Information: Free

Schedule of Events for Saturday, July 4th, 2015 

8:30 am- Fort Open
Celebrate Independence Day by celebrating our nation's history! 

9:00 am - Living History
Volunteers and staff will bring the fort to life with living history portrayals all day long.
(In most of the historic buildings) 

9:00 am - Forge and Anvil
Watch the blacksmith use fire and an anvil to turn iron into everyday items used at Fort Larned.
(In the Blacksmith Shop) 

10:00 am - Life in the Barracks
Learn about the life of the common soldier at Fort Larned.
(In the Barracks)

11:00 am - Army Weapons
Watch a small arms and artillery firing demonstration and see why the Indians called the artillery pieces used by the frontier Army "Thunder Wagons".
(Behind the Commissary and Quartermaster Warehouses.) 

1:00 pm - Life on Officers' Row and the Officers' Garden
Learn about life on Officers' Row and help tend the post garden to find out about how important gardens were for getting fresh vegetables before the railroad came to Fort Larned.
(North Officers' Quarters) 

2:30 pm - Period Games 
Learn how to play 1860s games for kids of all ages. 
(In the Post Schoolhouse.)

3:30 pm - Army Weapons
Watch a small arms and artillery firing demonstration and see why the Indians called the artillery pieces used by the frontier Army "Thunder Wagons".
(Behind the Commissary and Quartermaster Warehouses.) 

4:30 pm - Flag Retreat
Experience one of the mainstays of daily life at a frontier army post - the flag lowering ceremony.
(On the Parade Ground)

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