Planning Your Visit

Where is Fort Larned and how do I get there?
Fort Larned is six miles west of Larned, KS. See Directions for details.

When is Fort Larned open?
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.

How much does it cost to visit Fort Larned?
Admission to the site is free for everyone.

How long does it take to see Fort Larned?
We suggest a minimum of two hours to see the museum exhibits, watch the film, and tour the fort's buildings.

Are there guided tours of the fort?
Scheduled or impromptu guided tours may be seasonally available in the summer and as staffing allows the rest of the year. 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.

Where are the restrooms?
Restrooms and drinking fountains are available in the visitor center and the picnic area.

What features are wheelchair accessible?

Most of the buildings at Fort Larned are now wheelchair accessible thanks to our new kafka paved company streets. Check out our Accessibility page, for which buildings are accessible and how to access them.

Can I buy an entrance pass for the national parks at Fort Larned?

Because we do not collect entrance fees at this site, passes to the national parks are not available at Fort Larned. See Fees & Passes page has information on getting passes from nearby sites.

Last updated: June 27, 2018

Contact the Park

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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