Fort Larned National Historic Site, Larned
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Fort Larned National Historic Site is located in Larned. By using our Larned trip builder, you can arrange your visit to Fort Larned National Historic Site and other attractions in Larned.
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We stopped here since we were driving through Kansas. Wow!! We were impressed. This is by far the best restoration we have ever seen. The buildings are original, but the park staff has refurnished and... read more »
We have been to a lot of forts and this was by far the best one we have seen. It is self guided and set up quite nicely. It shows a lot more than just cannons as some forts do. There were soldiers bun... read more »
I have visited here a few times. The place has a nice set up, historical artifacts, outfits, and a taxidermied buffalo (He is not to be petted.) Sometimes guest speakers come out or a member of the hi... read more »
Well worth the visit of you are passing by. The grounds and the buildings are incredibly well kept. Just wandering from building to building will easily take a couple of hours. Make sure you visit the visitor centre first and watch the introductory movie for a better idea of the history of not only the Fort but the Santa Fe Trail as well. The kids and myself learnt quite a lot and all told spent around 3 hours here. Kids will especially enjoy the junior ranger program. Allow 2 to 3 hours but if you are in a rush you could experience most of the Fort in an hour.
Definitely worth stopping for! The living conditions of the early soldiers and their families is replicated down to the last detail! If there was one drawback to the site would be that of the excessive amounts of hornets/wasps that have taken residence in the buildings. As with all NHS/NP's, the Rangers are always a wealth of information and assistance. Make sure that if you have children that you participate in the Junior Ranger program as well!
An enjoyable history lesson! Stuff to do and see for adults and children alike. Took us about 3 hours really taking our time. 5 stars because it's all FREE! Kids really loved watching the blacksmith do his thing. Park staff is knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. Check the calendar for special events and plan to attend!
This is a very well preserved civil war era fort. Had a great time watching the blacksmith work. He said he's usually there every weekend. Also watched some volunteers cook an authentic dinner. Only downside to that was that we couldn't eat any and it smelled great! The staff did a fantastic job answering questions.
An amazingly preserved Fort with a lot of history. Since it's away from town, you can easily feel like you've gone back to the 1860s. Well worth the stop.
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