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.
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?
Two of Fort Scott's surgeons, William Hammond and Joseph Barnes served as Surgeon Generals during the Civil War. One of them, Joseph Barnes, was attending physician at the deaths of both Presidents Abraham Lincoln and James Garfield and he oversaw the autopsy of President Lincoln. More...