Beginning Monday August 25, the infantry barracks museum will be closed for remodeling and to prepare for a new theater and exhibits. Work is expected to be completed by spring of 2015. The site's movie will be played in the visitor center upon request.
Children's Activities - Program Outline
Title: Children of the Fort
Type of Program: Education Program
Venue: Outdoors (location depends on activity)
Audience: Elementary Students
Tangible Resources: Period Toys, Hoop and Stick, Graces, Yoke and Buckets, Butter Churn, Straw Ticks, Slate and Slate Pencil
Objectives: After participating in this program, the students will be able to:
Resource Management/Safety Issues
Did You Know?
Fort Scott never did have a wall around it. It was built upon a bluff which had three steep sides and opened up to prairie in a gradual slope on the south. Many forts were not built with walls at the time; the fort with a stockade is more a product of Hollywood mythology than actual fact.