Home to the Guardians of the Santa Fe Trail

Discover a complete and authentic army post from the 1860s -1870s! This well-preserved fort on the Santa Fe Trail shares a tumultuous history of the Indian Wars era. The sandstone constructed buildings sheltered troops who were known as the Guardians of the Santa Fe Trail. 

Museum exhibits in the Quartermaster's Warehouse.

Visitor Center Changes at Fort Larned

There are some temporary changes in our Visitor Center operations in anticipation of our new museum exhibits.

Image of large, leafy squash plants in a garden.

Check out the Heritage Garden

Summer time is heritage garden time. This year we're blogging about the ups and downs of growing a historic garden.

Historic black & white image of Nicholas Nolan.

Read Nicholas Nolan's Army Records!

We have some of the Army records of Captain Nicholas Nolan digitized and on our website.

Men dressed in 19th century U.S. Army uniforms firing a cannon.

Events Calendar

Find out what special events are coming up and how you can participate.

Photo of an older man wearing a Medal of Honor.


Find out about some of the fascinating people and events who fill Fort Larned's colorful past.

Young boys taking selfies around an underground well.

Education Programs

Our education programs are both educational and fun. Check out the available options on our education page.

Last updated: August 12, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1767 KS Hwy 156
Larned, KS 67550


(620) 285-6911
This phone is answered during regular business hours. After hours calls will be answered the next day. Please select a mailbox or leave a message on the main extension when the fort is closed.

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