Discover a complete and authentic Army post used from the 1860s to 1870s! This well-preserved fort on the Santa Fe Trail shares a tumultuous history of the Indian Wars era. The sandstone buildings sheltered troops known as the Guardians of the Santa Fe Trail.
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Fort Larned National Historic Site, located in central Kansas, was declared a national historic site in 1964. It’s one of the best-preserved military forts from the Indian Wars period. The 10th Calvary, one of two African-American regiments organized after the Civil War, was stationed there from 1867 to 1869.
Kids in Parks
National parks are places where kids can dream up great adventures! Taking in amazing scenery. Testing out new skills. Exploring places kids may have only heard about. But most importantly, creating new memories with friends and family.
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Stories from all parks
Our public lands are our public commons. They belong to all of us as part of our natural and cultural heritage. They remind us of a larger world that has existed long before the arrival of humans and will survive long after we are gone. –Terry Tempest Williams, Author & Conservationist
Bring the Parks Home
When you can’t get to a national park for a visit, experience it from the comfort of your home. WNPA’s online store is packed with ranger-approved park collectibles, books, toys, and clothing. Shop for a special item.