We start our summer season off with the largest living history event in western Kansas. Come and experience a working frontier fort with soldiers demonstrating weapons and artillery fire, the blacksmith using fire and anvil to transform iron, and civilians rounding out the post's population.
2018 Memorial Day Weekend Schedule, May 26, 27 & 28
10:00 am – Forge and Anvil: The Post Blacksmith
Watch the blacksmith transform iron into everyday objects used at the fort.
(In the blacksmith shop at the Shop's Building)
11:00 am – Waltzes, Reels & Polkas: 19th Century Dance Lessons
Learn to dance, and socialize, the old-fashioned way.
(In the Quartermaster Warehouse)
12:00 pm – Fort Larned Rocks! Building a Frontier Army Post
From sod and adobe to sandstone, learn the secrets in the fort’s stone buildings.
(Meet at the Visitor Center)
1:00 pm – Artillery and Small Arms Firing Demonstration
See how the soldiers used their weapons on the frontier.
(Behind the Quartermaster and Commissary Warehouses)
2:00 pm – Native American Children’s Games
Try your hand at some of the games American Indian children played.
(Meet at the Post School)
2:00 pm – Afternoon Tea with the Ladies of Officers’ Row
Enjoy the finer things of life with the officers’ wives.
(Sunday Only - in the parlor of South Officers' Quarters)
3:00 pm – Join the Army
Find out if you have what it takes to be a frontier soldier.
(In the Barracks)
4:30 pm – Flag Retreat
Traditional Army flag-lowering ceremony.
(On the Parade Ground)