• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

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  • Heat Warning

    For the next few days, predicted highs in the afternoon will be in the upper 90s to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. While visiting the site, drink plenty of water and stay indoors as much as possible.

  • 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.

Guest Speakers

Bring the story of Fort Scott to your site. We occasionally work with teachers and other organizations who request speakers for their classes or events. Booking depends on proximity to Fort Scott and availability of staff members. Call 620-223-0310 or email us to schedule an offsite program. We request at least four weeks advance notice. We could also arrange to provide a speaker through videoconferencing with four weeks advance notice.
 

Did You Know?

The Courier, by Gary Hawk. Artwork shows no wall around Fort Scott

Fort Scott never did have a wall around it. It was built upon a bluff which had three steep sides and opened up to prairie in a gradual slope on the south. Many forts were not built with walls at the time; the fort with a stockade is more a product of Hollywood mythology than actual fact.