• 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?

Joseph Barnes, Surgeon General 1864-82

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...