• 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?

A coyote in Kansas

During their free time, the officers enjoyed hunting. Captain Swords wrote "everybody here is hunting mad, hunting and dogs constitute their thoughts by day and dreams by night" Of another officer, Swords said that "wolf chasing and duck hunting" were the only things that reconciled him to the place