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.
Book a Guided Tour
School groups who can not attend one of our formal education programs may opt to take a guided tour of the site led by a ranger or a volunteer. Guided tours generally take about an hour. While there are eleven buildings open to the public, generally plan on visiting only four or five of them on your tour.
Did You Know?
Many officers at Fort Scott in the 1840s owned slaves. One particular slave, Anna, was rented to Hiero Wilson, post sutler. Born free and educated, she was kidnapped into slavery in 1820, In 1849, she regained her freedom, married, operated a hotel in Eastern Kansas, and later became a pioneer.