Basic Information

Welcome to Fort Larned!

Find essential information to plan your trip to the best preserved Indian Wars Era post on the Santa Fe Trail.

Fort Larned NHS is open daily from 8:30AM to 4:30PM Central Time.

The park is open seven days a week and only closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. On rare occasions when there is a heavy snowfall or icy conditions we may be closed, or delay opening. Check the website or call ahead if the weather is bad just to be sure we're here.

Hours may be extended during special events. See our Calendar for details.

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 to Fort Larned is free!

Entrance Fees:

Currently the Visitor Center is closed due to safety concerns related to COVID-19.
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Request a brochure, or download one of our many site bulletins.

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Eating & Sleeping

Find out about lodging and restaurant options in the local communities.

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Fees & Passes

Is there an entrance fee? Find out here.

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Nearby Attractions

From wildlife refuges to local museums, there's a lot more to see around Fort Larned.

Snow on the front porch of the barracks building.


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

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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.

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

Last updated: July 24, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1767 KS Hwy 156
Larned, KS 67550


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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