Fort Larned
National Historic Site Kansas


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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Annual Living History Events

Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday & Monday)

Largest living history event in western Kansas - experience a working frontier fort. The 2018 Memorial Weekend dates are May 26, 27 & 28. The park will be open from 8:30 to 5:00. See this year's schedule of events.

Fourth of July

Celebrate our nation's birthday at one of the best preserved Indian Wars' Era fort along the Santa Fe Trail. The 2018 Fourth of July special event date is Wednesday, 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 2018 Labor Day Weekend dates are September 1, 2 & 3. 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 2018 Candlelight Tour will be on October 13. 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 1, 2018. Please remember that we can only take reservations by phone or in person at the visitor center.

Christmas Open House (2nd Saturday of December)

Old-fashioned Yuletide celebration with pictures with Santa, 19th century holiday food, carolling, carraige rides and crafts and games for the kids. The 2018 Christmas Open House will be on December 8 from 12:00 to 4:00.

Last updated: December 6, 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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