• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

Plan A Field Trip

By following the links in the left hand column, you will find more information about eating on the grounds, safety guidelines, planning a self guided visit and other pertinent information.

 
Nevada High School students who are giving school programs
Nevada High School students dressed in living history clothing present programs to area youth in grades K-4 during our Life on the Frontier program
NPS Photo

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.