Remarkable Stories of the Indian Wars
Visit the most complete fort surviving from the days when Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody rode through. Original buildings, a visitor center, park rangers and volunteers bring the story of this turbulent time to life.

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  • Fort Larned National Historic Site

    Ranger-Guided Tours

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    Everyday from 04/01/2017 to 11/22/2017

    Explore the lives of the guardians of the Santa Fe Trail with a free, 45-minute long ranger-guided tour of the post (staffing levels permitting).

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  • Fort Larned National Historic Site

    Christmas Past Celebration

    • Time: 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Fort Larned National Historic Site
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, December 9, 2017

    Join us for an old-fashioned Christmas celebration just the way the people at the fort would have celebrated in the 1860s and 1870s.

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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.

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Mailing Address:

1767 KS Hwy 156
Larned, KS 67550


(620) 285-6911

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