• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

For Kids

Kids will enjoy seeing people dressed in period costume on our special event weekends and holiday weekends during the summer. They will like to hear the roar of artillery, learn how Civil War soldiers lived during Civil War weekend, or participate in living history activities such as historic games, bread making and laundress demonstrations, which are often held on holiday weekends. .Occasionally, we will bring soldiers with horses in for special events. And don't forget our spring education programs which are specially geared toward visiting school groups.

Did You Know?

Officers Quarters that later became the Goodlander Home for Children

After Fort Scott was abandoned by the army in 1853, the buildings were sold at public auction, and the fort became the town of Fort Scott. One of the officers' quarters eventually became the Goodlander Home for Children. For about fifty years, orphans and other needy children were cared for here.