Fort Larned 2023 Candlelight Tour set for Oct. 14 

Fort Larned Candlelight Tour. (Courtesy photo.)

You know it’s fall when the weather gets cooler, and Fort Larned’s Candlelight Tour is just around the corner. 

This year’s tour theme is music. Just like today, music was an important form of entertainment for the soldiers, officers and their families at frontier Army posts like Fort Larned, Kansas. Whether it was someone playing an instrument for others to listen to, or people singing along, it helped while away the off-duty hours for everyone. The tour vignettes will highlight different ways that people used music to entertain themselves. 

The tour will be on Oct. 14 and reservations are required. Reservations can only be made by phone at 620-285-6911. The first tour will leave at 7:30 p.m. and then every 15 minutes afterward, until the last tour leaves at 10:15 p.m. for a total of 12 tours. Each tour has space for 20 people and reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. 

Fort Larned National Historic Site is located 6 miles west of Larned on Kansas Highway 156. Information about visiting can be found on the internet at, by calling 620-285-6911, or emailing [email protected]. For information on area tourism partners, lodging, dining, and community services go to or call 620-285-6916.