Fort Larned is six miles west of Larned, KS. See Directions for details.
The site is open daily, year round, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Central time, and is only closed on major holidays. See Operating Hours & Seasons.
Admission to the site is free for everyone.
We suggest a minimum of two hours to see the museum exhibits, watch the film, and tour the fort's buildings.
Scheduled or impromptu guided tours may be seasonally available in the summer and as staffing allows the rest of the year. We also have a cell phone tour you can use for a self-guided tour of the buildings and History & Nature Trail.
If you are planning to bring a large group and would like a ranger-guided tour, please book a tour in advance. See Permits & Reservations for more information.
Restrooms and drinking fountains are available in the visitor center and the picnic area. There is also a composting toilet located in the parking lot by the pedestrian entry bridge.
Most of the buildings at Fort Larned are wheelchair accessible due to the kafka paved company strees. Check out our Accessibility page for which buildings are accessbile and how to access them.
Because we do not collect entrance fees at this site, passes to the national parks are not available at Fort Larned. The Fees & Passes page has information on getting passes from nearby sites.
Last updated: September 9, 2021