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Close Out Your Summer at Fort Larned National Historic Site
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Frontier military demonstrations will be taking place all Labor Day weekend at Fort Larned National Historic Site.

FORT LARNED – Labor Day Weekend is the traditional end of summer. Come out to Fort Larned’s Labor Day Weekend Living History Event for a historic end to your summer. 

Volunteers and staff will once again bring Fort Larned to life during the Labor Day Weekend living history event.  Get a glimpse into the life of a frontier soldier with rifle and artillery firing demonstrations, and their life in the army.  You can also visit with officers’ wives, as well as watch the post blacksmith use a forge and anvil to transform iron into everyday objects.

Come out and end your summer with a celebration of our nation’s history.  Here is the schedule of events for all three days.

10:00 am – Forge and Anvil: Blacksmith Demonstration

11:00 am – Frontier Army Weapons: Rifle and Artillery Firing Demonstration

1:00 pm – The Ladies of Officers’ Row

2:00 pm – Frontier Army Weapons: Rifle and Artillery Firing Demonstration

3:00 pm – Life, Arms and Uniform of a Soldier

4:30 pm – Flag Retreat: Traditional Army Flag Lowering Ceremony

Fort Larned National Historic Site is located six miles west of Larned on Kansas Highway 156. Information on visiting is on the internet at, or by calling 620-285-6911, or email to For information on area tourism partners, lodging, dining, and community services go to or call (620) 285-6916.