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Fort Larned National Historic Site’s Independence Day Celebration July 4th | Fort Larned NHS


LARNED, Kan. — Below is the program schedule for Fort Larned National Historic Site’s Independence Day celebration (weather permitting). Fort Larned has provided some “tried-and-true” programs and added in some new ones too:

  • 10 AM – Cannoneer’s Hop: Learn the steps to load and fire a howitzer in this hands-on program for all ages with a howitzer firing demonstration to follow
  • 11 AM – Steadfast Small Arms: firing demonstration with the small arms used at Fort Larned
  • 12 NOON – Saluting the Flag: A historic tradition
  • 1 PM – Manmade Thunder: Instant Artillery firing demonstration
  • 2 PM – Arrows vs. Bullets: Comparing and contrasting weapons use by the Plains Indians and US Army
  • 3 PM – Working at Fort Larned: Civilians at Fort Larned, their roles, and the Army’s reliance on them

* All programs are subject to change due to staffing and weather. To ensure a program is still scheduled, call 620-285-6911.