• 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.

Program Accessibility

All education programs, the restrooms and many other areas of the site are accessible to the mobility impaired with limited assistance. Due to the historic nature of the site, the number of stairs present and the number of stations given, some stations presented during the Life on the Frontier program are not fully accessible. The orientation program is accessible and closed captioned. Please notify us prior to your program if you have anyone in your group with special needs. We will do our best to accomodate your group.

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Did You Know?

Park volunteer, Anatika Timmons-Lee (now deceased) portrays Anna in a dramatic presentation.

Many officers at Fort Scott in the 1840s owned slaves. One particular slave, Anna, was rented to Hiero Wilson, post sutler. Born free and educated, she was kidnapped into slavery in 1820, In 1849, she regained her freedom, married, operated a hotel in Eastern Kansas, and later became a pioneer.