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.

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Cell Phone Tour

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

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History and Nature Trail

Explore Fort Larned's natural areas and discover some of the long-lost structures that once made the fort's operation possible.

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Online Junior Ranger Activities

Check out our online Junior Ranger activities.

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Virtual Tour

Discover the historically restored sandstone buildings.

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Picnic Area

Bring your lunch and spend the day!

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Discover unique and engaging education programs.

Last updated: September 8, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1767 KS Hwy 156
Larned, KS 67550


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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