Shadows of the Past

Two young boys in partial 19th century army dress and fake bandages.
Two young boys enjoying last year's activity in the post hospital.


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News Release Date: March 7, 2016

Contact: Celeste Dixon, 620-285-6911

Hey Kids! Spring is finally here! Celebrate the first day of spring by shadowing historical characters from Fort Larned's past.The staff of Fort Larned is pleased to offer this youth program from 1 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. Step across the fort's bridge and step back in time. You'll become the son or daughter of people who worked during the active fort period –a captain, hospital attendant, blacksmith, teacher, and more. This program of exploration is for children ages 6 –10. Older students are encouraged to sign up as program assistants. A 19th century snack is included.

Group size is limited so call today to reserve your child's spot, 620-285-6911. In the case of inclement weather please call the park.

In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Fort Larned National Historic Site invites you to discover the meaning of national parks, how your park inspires you - both in personal connections and memorable experiences.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 our Plan Your Visit page, or by calling 620-285-6911. There is no admission fee.

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Last updated: March 7, 2016

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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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