Plan Your Visit

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If you're looking for an authentic frontier military experience, Fort Larned delivers. With nine original buildings restored to their historic appearance (and one reconstructed building) plus several of the largest living history events in Western Kansas you'll be able to see how the soldiers of the Indian Wars era lived on the frontier.

This section is designed to help you get the most out of your visit to Fort Larned. From what to see and do here to where you can eat and sleep in the surrounding communities, we'll make sure you know everything you need to make your visit go smoothly.

Don't forget to download the new NPS Mobile App before your visit. Use it to explore the fort and grounds with self-guided tours, get the latest news, and find out about upcoming events.

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Basic Information

All the basic information to get you started.

Fort Larned highway sign.

Directions and Transportation

Find out where we are and how to get here.

Army bunk beds in historically restored barracks building.

Eating & Sleeping

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

Young women dressed in 19th century women's clothing in the fort barracks.

Things to Do

We've got lots to see and do here! Find out what you can do on your visit.

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Find out what's going on before you plan your trip to visit us.

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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.

Wheelchair by the the walkway.


We do our best to make sure everyone has a chance to see the site.

Last updated: September 2, 2021

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Contact Info

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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