• 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 closed on all Federal holidays except Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day.

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

young visitors weigh food at the commissary

Fort Larned activities

Looking for a fun family outing for the enjoyment of all ages? Memorial Day weekend at Fort Larned will be packed with living history demonstrations, activities, and tours!

Watch a blacksmith and a saddler at work. Parade ground marching with formations by the volunteers infantry and cavalry is sure to give visitors a feel for the military past here at the fort. Meet the Buffalo Soldiers and the volunteer infantry from Colorado. Stroll along Officers' Row and see how they lived.

The Officer's Heritage Garden will be boasting vegetable and the nature trail is always available for a 1-mile hike. Fort Larned is a great place to be on Memorial Weekend!

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...