Annual Living History Events

Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday & Monday)

Largest living history event in western Kansas - experience a working frontier fort. The 2017 Memorial Weekend dates are May 27, 28 & 29. The park will be open from 8:30 to 5:00.

Fourth of July

Celebrate our nation's birthday at one of the best preserved Indian Wars' Era fort along the Santa Fe Trail. The 2017 Fourth of July special event date is Tuesday, July 4. The park will be open from 8:30 to 5:00.

Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday, & Monday)

Re-enactors bring the fort back to life for the holiday weekend. The 2017 Labor Day Weekend dates are September 2, 3 & 4. The park will be open from 8:30 to 5:00. Check back closer to the date for a schedule of events for the weekend.

Candlelight Tour (2nd Saturday of October)

Entertaining evening tours with vignettes from the fort's history. The 2017 Candlelight Tour will be on October 14. The first tour starts at 7:30 and then every 15 minutes after that until the last tour at 10:45. Tour size is limited to 20 people. We will begin taking reservations at 8:30 am on Monday, October 2, 2017.

Christmas Open House (2nd Saturday of December)

Old-fashioned Yuletide celebration with hot apple cider, cookies, Christmas carols, and pictures with Santa. The 2017 Christmas Open House will be on December 9 from 1:00 to 4:00.

Last updated: October 23, 2017

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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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