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About Us

The Santa Fe Trail Center is a unique educational institution devoted to the interpretation of the historic transportation route known as the Santa Fe Trail.

This regional museum and library preserves artifacts and manuscripts related to the blending of the major cultures along the Trail and enhances understanding of the continued development of the Trail.

The Santa Fe Trail Center museum’s collections contain over 35,000 historical, archival, and archeological artifacts. The museum collections are related to the Santa Fe Trail era, early Pawnee County, and settlement in the early 1900s.

The Santa Fe Trail Center is also the repository for Pawnee County and Santa Fe Trail Association records.

2014 Business Memberships

We could not provide Pawnee County the services we do without the help of our members. We particularly would like to Thank our Business members.

American State Bank
Beckwith Mortuary
Blattner Inc.
Carr Auction & Real Estate Inc
Farmer's Bank & Trust, NA
First State Bank
Great Bend Farm Equipment
Haynes Electric Inc.
Keast Brothers Farms
M & F Plumbing
Mull Farms & Feeding
Pawnee Valley Community Hospital
SImmons & Simmons, Inc.
Michael G. Speers, CPA
Straub International - Larned
Taylor Abstract & Title Co.
VonFeldt Bauer & VonFedlt Chtd.
Ward Feed Yard




  • Closed Sunday and Monday
  • Open Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m. year round
  • Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
  • Admission Per Person

  • Adults - $4.00
  • Students (12-18) - $2.50
  • Children (6-11) - $1.50
  • Five and under - Free
  • School Tours 50% off
  • Free WiFi Service available in the lobby.

    The Santa Fe Trail Center is an American Alliance of Museums accredited institution. The museum is a not-for-profit organization, privately owned and operated by the Fort Larned Historical Society.