Fort Larned to Hold Candlelight Tours

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Date: September 22, 2010
Contact: George Elmore, 620-285-6911

On October 9, a unique candlelight tour "Remembering the Forgotten" commemorating the dead will be held at Fort Larned. Scenes will cover a variety of ways people met their demise from dramatic fights to unfortunate accidents. You will have the opportunity to step back in time to witness those sad events, while some of the other scenes will depict everyday life much as they might have taken place while Fort Larned was an active post. Details of the scenes are gleaned from the actual post records, letters, and diaries.

The tours are free but reservations are required and each tour is limited to 20 people. The first tour will leave the visitor center at 7:30 pm and the last will begin at 10:15 pm. Reservations can be made beginning Monday, September 27 in person or by calling the Fort at 620-285-6911 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm daily. This annual program is the most popular event held at the Fort and the tours fill quickly.

Fort Larned National Historic Site is located six miles west of Larned on Kansas Highway 156. Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., information on visiting is on the internet at, or by calling 620-285-6911, or email to For information on area tourism partners, lodging, dining, and community services go to or call (620) 285-6916.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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Mailing Address:

1767 KS Hwy 156
Larned, KS 67550


(620) 285-6911
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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