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Travel the roads to Santa Fe!
Nine original stone buildings stand guard in Pawnee County, Kansas. The US Army established Fort Larned in 1859 to provide armed escorts for mail service on the Santa Fe Trail. By the late 1860s, the fort was a “soldier town,” the first assignment of the Buffalo Soldiers, the site of two Indian agencies, and an important stop for Anglo and Hispanic freighters on the trail. Today, staff and volunteers share the role Fort Larned played in an era of rapid change and conflict.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: RV pads are available to non-resident, long-term volunteers who can commit to 24 hours per week during the peak season (April to October).
A limited number of short-term bunks and cots are also available for other volunteers traveling long distances. No other housing is available on-site.