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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Whether you’re a virtual visitor, a first time visitor, or you’ve visited Fort Larned one hundred times, there’s always something new to learn. Each time you visit Fort Larned, you have an opportunity to create your own Fort Larned experience!

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Download the NPS App before you come.

Use your cell phone to tour the fort buildings and grounds. 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: December 12, 2023

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Contact Info

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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