Basic Information

Central Kansas has a four-season climate. Winter tends to be cold and dry, with average daytime highs below 40F (4C). Foehn winds blowing across the Great Plains from the Southwest periodically raise temperatures above 80F (27C). Unsettled warmer air, higher winds, and severe weather arrive in the spring and often last through early July. Late summer days hover above 90F (32C) and readings over 100F (38C) are not uncommon. Fall is variable but generally milder with showers changing to snow and ice later.

Entrance Fees:

Free Admission - $0.00

No charge for any of the park's activities.

Fort Larned Visitor Center

Located in one of the two historic enlisted barracks, the park visitor center provides orientation to the grounds, a 10 minute AV program, and museum exhibits.

Welcome to Fort Larned!

Find essential information to plan your trip to the best preserved Indian Wars Era post on the Santa Fe Trail.
Historic image of infantry soldiers in front of the barracks at Fort Larned.


Request a brochure, or download one of our many site bulletins.

Aerial view of the fort's buildings.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Information on daily and seasonal hours of operations.

Ranger talking to HS students by a tipi.

Fees & Passes

Is there an entrance fee? Find out here.

Image of fort from the west with the cemetery monument in the foreground.

Current Conditions

Check for alerts and temporary closures, especially if you're planning a visit in the winter.

Image of wedding in on the porch of the post commander's quarters.

Permits & Reservations

Information on permits for special events, or what you need reservations for.

Image of sandstone buildings with cloudy sky in the background.


Kansas weather can be tricky, be prepared no matter what time of the year you visit.

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Everything you need to know to have a safe and enjoyable visit with your pet.

Visitors getting information from a ranger in the Visitor Center.


Get answers to all the frequently asked questions at Fort Larned.

Last updated: September 11, 2016

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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