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. 

Image of men on horseback in 19th century U.S. Army cavalry uniforms.

150th Anniversary of Buffalo Soldiers

We're celebrating 150 years of Buffalo Soldier history in 2017. Join us for special programs and events throughout the year.

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.

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 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: October 26, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1767 KS Hwy 156
Larned, KS 67550


(620) 285-6911

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