• Aerial View of Fort Larned

    Fort Larned

    National Historic Site Kansas

Operating Hours & Seasons

Fort Larned NHS is open daily from 8:30AM to 4:30PM Central Time.

The park is open seven days a week and only closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Hours may be extended during special events. See our Schedule of Events for details.

 

Looking for a fun family outing for the enjoyment of all ages? Fort Larned has lots of activities throughout the year.

Our living history events on Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend are packed with special programs, tours and things to do. You can watch a blacksmith and a saddler at work, see volunteer infantry and cavalry soldiers drill on the Parade ground, or take a stroll along Officers' Row to see what life was like in the 1800s.

Our Candlelight Tour on the 2nd Saturday in October provides a glimpse into a time before electricity and instant lighting, while our Christmas Past celebration brings back the Christmas celebrations of the past.

Did You Know?

George A. Custer

George Armstrong Custer and the newly-organized 7th U.S. Cavalry encamped at Fort Larned before and during their campaigns against the Cheyenne in 1867 and 1868. Custer's first experience dealing with Plains Indians occurred at Fort Larned. More...