FORT LARNED — During the holiday weekend on Friday July 3, and Saturday July 4, Fort Larned National Historic Site will come to life with living history activities for a celebration of our Independence Day.
Throughout the weekend, there will be daily historic weapons demonstrations of the rifles used by soldiers at Fort Larned and the fort’s cannon, the 1841 Mountain Howitzer. The fort will feature living history personnel staffing the historic buildings.
While activities will be on going both days, the following will be taking place only on Saturday July 4.
JULY 4 SCHEDULE
8:30 a.m.—Fort Larned Open
9 a.m.—Living History Interpreters in the various buildings throughout the day
9 a.m.—Anvil and Forge the Blacksmith, Fort Larned Shops Building
10 a.m.—Life in the Barracks, A look at life of the common soldier-Barracks
11 a.m.—Artillery and small arms program
1 p.m.—Life on Officer’s Row and Officer’s Garden
2:30 p.m.—Period Games 1860s games young and old can participate in the Post School
3:30 p.m.—Army Weapons Firing of the artillery, small arms that were used at Fort Larned
4:30 p.m.—Retreat Ceremony, Lowering the Garrison Flag, Parade Ground