Monday, June 12, 2017

Motoring Monday: Fort Larned National Historic Site

Fort Larned will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Buffalo Soldier in the U.S. Army 
Fort Larned National Historic Site in Larned was originally constructed in 1859 to allow safe travels on the Sante Fe Trail from the Indians living nearby.

Now, there are Civil War reenactments, touring opportunities and educational opportunities for people to enjoy.

This year, Fort Larned National Historic Site is participating in the 150
th anniversary of the Buffalo Soldier in the U.S. Army, which honors the legacy of the African American soldier units who fought in the Civil War. There are many programs and events open to the public this year that celebrate their legacy.

There are also opportunities for ranger guided tours and mobile tours in the fort. 
A summer time highlight of the fort is the Heritage Garden. This is a unique garden drawing upon the fort’s historical roots, since many officers and soldiers planted gardens to keep from getting scurvy. 

There are great educational opportunities at Fort Larned. The park is an active participant in the Ticket to Ride program, which gives young students free transportation to parks throughout our nation.

The historical site is open every day to the public with no admittance fee. To learn more about this historical site visit
National Park Services: Fort Larned.
Shops at Fort Larned

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