• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

Facilities Available

Modern comfort stations and drinking fountains are located in the Infantry Barracks on the east side of the parade ground and in the visitor center although the former is better equipped for larger groups. Please try to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time to allow students to use the facilities.

Did You Know?

Barrels in the quartermaster storehouse at Fort Scott

All supplies had to be strictly accounted for at Fort Scott. Upon discovery of 31 barrels of pork that had turned "soft and rusty", Lt. George Wallace, post quartermaster, recommended selling it to the Indians at $4.00 a barrel rather than disposing of it.