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Fort Larned to close for holidays
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FORT LARNED — Superintendent Kevin McMurry has announced that Fort Larned National Historic Site, a unit of the U.S. National Park Service, will be closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 25.  
McMurry stated that “employees at the Fort wish everyone a very joyous holiday and safe travels, and we are eager to welcome visitors back to Larned’s National Park site on Wednesday, Dec. 26th.”    
The Fort will also be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 reopening on Wednesday, Jan. 2.
McMurry continued with reminders that “the Fort’s bookstore, operated by Western National Parks Association, is stocked with items that make great gifts and that any visit to Fort Larned can easily include the Santa Fe Trail Center, other area attractions and local lodging and businesses.”      
Fort Larned National Historic Site is six miles west of Larned on K-156.  Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the park’s Visitor Center/Museum and all furnished buildings are completely free to visit.  
Information on visiting Fort Larned can be found on the internet, or call 620-285-6911; or email to  
For information on all other area tourism partners, lodging, dining, and community services go to or call (620) 285-6916.