Summer Living History Events

Summer time is living history time at Fort Larned. Staff and volunteers help bring the fort back to life, taking you to a time when the fort was an active military post on the wild and dangerous Kansas frontier. Although we have three major living history events throughout the summer, you can often find the blacksmith working in his shop, or an officers' wife in her quarters on most weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend. All our scheduled living history events offer special programs, demonstrations and talks throughout the weekend. Check back closer to the time of the event your interested in for the schedule of programs.

Memorial Day Weekend, May 27, 28 & 29 2023

Each Memorial Day Weekend we start off our summer season with the largest living history event in western Kansas. Volunteers come from as far away as Texas and Colorado to help us bring the fort to life after it's "long winter sleep".

Independence Day, July 4, 2023

On the Fourth of July you can celebrate our nation's birthday by exploring our nation's history. For the last several years we've focused on activities for kids and families, although there is still plenty for the grown ups to see and do.

Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 2, 3 & 4, 2023

Labor Day Weekend marks the end of our summer season activities. Volunteer re-enactors and staff bring the fort back to life to round out the season.


Last updated: January 13, 2023

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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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