Pawnee County


Fort Larned National Historic Site

cosplayers. a giant flag billowing in the breeze. an old stone building. this is fort larned. Discover a complete and authentic army post from the 1860s -1870s at Fort Larned National Historic Site. This well-preserved fort on the Santa Fe Trail shares a tumultuous history of the Indian Wars era. The sandstone constructed buildings sheltered troops who were known as the Guardians of the Santa Fe Trail. Most of the buildings at Fort Larned are wheelchair accessible due to the ‘kafka’ paved streets. Kafka is decomposed granite mixed with a binder to create a paving material that looks like dirt but provides a harder and more stable surface for wheelchair users.* Loaner wheelchairs are available for visitors.  Audio descriptions of the visitor center exhibits are available at the visitor center desk, along with a braille park brochure. Accessible parking is available.

 Fort Larned also has a variety of ranger-guided educational programs that bring history to life. Please notify the site for specific accommodations that are needed prior to visit.

 *After a heavy rain or melted snow, the surface is often too soft for wheelchairs to safely access.

Phone: 620-285-6911
Address: 1767 KS Hwy 156 | Larned, KS 67550
Website: Fort Larned