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. 

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.

Interior of restored commissary building showing canned goods on shelves.

Try our mobile tour on your visit.

Use your cell phone for the OnCell mobile tour of the fort. It's like having a "ranger in your pocket."

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

Events Calendar

Find out what special events are coming 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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1767 KS Hwy 156
Larned, KS 67550


(620) 285-6911
Phones are answered by a person during the park's normal business hours. There is a general voicemail box for after hours calls, which are usually answered by the next day.

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