• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

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  • Exhibits Closed

    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.

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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?

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