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April 07, 2016
What is Under the Ground at Fort Larned
An archeological team from the Midwest Archeological Center is at Fort Larned using technology above the ground to find buried archeological "treasure" beneath the ground.

March 07, 2016
Shadows of the Past
Join Park Ranger Celeste Dixon for a special spring break program.

February 18, 2016
Buffalo Soldier Program
Learn the history of the African American troops in the frontier Army that would eventually earn the nickname "Buffalo Soldiers".

February 03, 2016
Great Backyard Bird Count
Join us for a program about the Birds of Fort Larned and a birding hike as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count.

January 13, 2016
Winter Photography Hike
Explore the beauty of winter! Nature is waiting to be discovered through the lens of your camera.

September 23, 2015
Candlelight Tour Highlights Medal of Honor Recipient
This year's Candlelight Tour highlights the bravery of one of the two men stationed at Fort Larned who were awarded the Medal of Honor.

August 26, 2015
Fort Larned Comes Alive for Labor Day Weekend
Carriage rides, artillery demonstrations, plus a special birthday party! You won't want to miss the activities at Fort Larned this Labor Day weekend.

August 27, 2012
Labor Day Weekend Activities & Programs
Experience the excitement of a working frontier fort as Fort Larned National Historic Site hosts Labor Day Weekend activities September 1, 2, and 3, 2012. Living history demonstrations and activities will be held all three days of the event from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Admission is free.

April 17, 2012
Fort Larned Historic Program
Everyone is invited to a historic program presented by the Fort Larned Old Guard on Saturday, April 28, at Fort Larned National Historic Site.

February 25, 2012
Fort Larned is offering a nature program in conjunction with the Great Backyard Bird Count event on February 18. Historical records of birds in the fort's area will be revealed. A short hike for birders is planned.

January 07, 2012
Fort Larned to Replace Failing Roadway Bridge
The National Park Service is making available for public review an Environmental Assessment (EA) for construction of a new pedestrian bridge and parking facilities to replace a failing roadway bridge at Fort Larned National Historic Site.

December 02, 2011
Home for the Holidays- A Frontier Christmas
A Christmas Open House at Fort Larned National Historic Site is planed for Saturday, December 10 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

October 14, 2011
Fort Larned Christmas Open House
Fort Larned celebrates an old-fashioned Christmas with music, skits, and tasty treats from long ago.

August 29, 2011
Labor Day at the Fort Sept. 3 - 5, 2011
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday activities include Infantry and Cavalry Weapons demonstrations and talks, Pack Horse demonstrations, an Artillery program, and Horse Shoeing demonstrations.

August 02, 2011
Fort Larned to Hold Annual Candlelight Tours
On Saturday, October 8, a unique candlelight tour will be held at Fort Larned. Scenes throughout the fort will depict everyday life much as they might have taken place while Fort Larned was an active post.

July 19, 2011
Celebrate Fort Style!
Living history and activities for all at Fort Larned during Labor Day Weekend. September 3- 5, 8:30 - 4:30 daily.

June 06, 2011
Fort Larned Celebrates Independence Day
Come visit Fort Larned on July 2 - 4 and see the fort come alive! Living history from 8:30 - 4:30 each day.

May 14, 2011
Memorial Day Weekend Event
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April 15, 2011
Junior Ranger Day
Junior Rangers explore both the history and nature at Fort Larned.

April 07, 2011
Fort Larned Historic Program April 30
Everyone is invited to a historic program at the site of the Cheyenne and Sioux Village in Ness County, presented by the Fort Larned Old Guard on Saturday, April 30, 2011. A car caravan will leave Fort Larned NHS at 1:15 to visit the Indian village.

November 23, 2010
Fort Larned Holiday Closures
Fort Larned National Historic Site to be closed December 24, 25, and 31, 2010 and January 1, 2011.

November 23, 2010
Fort Larned NHS to Host "A Taste of Christmas Past"
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September 22, 2010
Fort Larned to Hold Candlelight Tours
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 and to unfortunate accidents. 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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1767 KS Hwy 156
Larned, KS 67550


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

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