People

Lady of the Post in Company Officer's Doorway (B&W)
A park ranger portraying an officer's wife.

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From Americans to Mexicans, Cheyenne to Apache, Germans to Irish, Fort Larned typified the cultural interplay that defined 19th century America. The racial and cultural issues being decided in this period of change were borne out at Fort Larned.
 

The 10th Cavalry at Fort Larned

The "Buffalo Soldiers" compiled an honorable military record but still faced the racism and resentment of the post-Civil War era.

 

Private Adolph Hunnius

A German immigrant in the U.S. Army, Hunnius recorded his interesting experiences at Fort Larned in 1867. His account brings to life the danger, excitement, as well as drudgery, of frontier army life.

 

List of Army Units Stationed at Fort Larned

A directory of regular and volunteer army units in Fort Larned's 19 years of operation.

 

Commanding Officers of Fort Larned

Meet the men who had the difficult job of commanding a remote Army post on the frontier during the height of the Indian Wars in Kansas.

 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1767 KS Hwy 156
Larned, KS 67550

Phone:

(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 call, which are usually answered by the next day.

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