• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

Book a Guided Tour

Ranger giving guided tour of fort

Ranger giving guided tour of site

NPS Photo

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.

  • Guided tours are available any time of year for by advance arrangement for large groups except during special events, spring education programs, and during periods of inclement weather.
  • Guided tours should be reserved at least three weeks in advance. For reservations, call (620) 223-0310.
  • Groups of larger than 50 may be divided into more than one group.

Did You Know?

Soldiers fighting settlers along the railroad right of way south of Fort Scott

From 1869-73, soldiers were stationed near Fort Scott to protect a railroad being built through this area. Soldiers fought squatters who had formed an armed resistance to the railroad. This was one of few times in U.S. history that the army took up arms against civilians.