Fort Larned National Historic Site, Larned

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Fort Larned National Historic Site is located in Larned. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Larned holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Fort Larned National Historic Site and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • September 25, 2017
    The day we visited this fort there was a naturalization ceremony there, but we did not stay for it as the participants and guest were arriving and we felt they needed the parking. This is a very well ...  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    Even if you think, "I don't like history," there is something for everyone here. Air conditioning, rest rooms, bookstore and short Powerpoint are in the main building. Numerous displays are in several...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    This place was wonderful. It was very well preserved with buildings laid out to show how the troops and officers lived when this fort was on the frontier. There was also an interesting museum giving t...  more »
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  • June 18, 2017
    Great place to take a step back. Be prepared to walk. Ground is level but builds are not handicap accessible. There are several displays and the staff is very good at explaining the displays. Very friendly and helpful.
  • April 6, 2017
    This fort has a lot to offer, including a large museum in the visitor center, and faithful recreations of the interiors of most of the buildings present on the site. Most are fully furnished with period correct furniture and personal effects that really give you a great look at how the soldiers and others stationed at this fort lived. The buildings are made of a soft sandy stone, and it was interesting to look at the signatures and other marks made by previous visitors, many of which were well over 100 years old. If you can tune out the various farm buildings and other modern things that are present on the horizon, it's easy enough to imagine how lonely this place would have been when it was being used as a home for the soldiers who protected the US Mail on its way across the plains.
  • May 22, 2017
    This place is awesome! Fort was well stocked with period items and the entire fort was well maintained. This place is a must see.
  • March 13, 2017
    This place is great for families and anyone else who likes history. You can see the officers quarters, barracks, hospital, bread bakery, leather working, blacksmith, and other buildings. This place is a fun place for anyone wanting to study history, or just have fun.
  • April 14, 2017
    Great place. Spent a couple of hours and had fun with the kids. Really enjoyed the history.

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