• Aerial View of Fort Larned

    Fort Larned

    National Historic Site Kansas

Fort Larned Old Guard

Fort Larned NHS's friends group is the Fort Larned Old Guard. The Old Guard supports Fort Larned primarily through fundraising to promote history and interpretation at the park.

The Fort Larned Old Guard has been instrumental in acquiring historic items including the 1870s ambulance, historic rifles, entrance signs, and more. Importantly, the Old Guard also worked to protect a site the Cheyenne village destroyed by Gen. Hancock in 1867. The Old Guard publishes The Outpost, a periodical that contains news and history at Fort Larned National Historic Site.

For more information, including how to become a member, visit the Fort Larned Old Guard website. Thank you for your support of Fort Larned National Historic Site!

Did You Know?


Fort Larned's restored 1870's army ambulance was frequently used by officers for transport. The fifth-wheel design and extra springs gave it a much smoother ride than most wagons.