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.
Groups who are short on time or who wish to view the site at their own pace may elect to take a self-guided tour of the site. While no reservations are required to take a self-guided tour of the site, we do ask that you call in advance to inform us of your visit and that you stop in the visitor center upon your arrival to pay your fee or present us with your fee waiver.
There are a couple of self guided activities available. Follow the link above for more information. You may also download a site map.
Did You Know?
Fort Scott is the only NPS unit that was directly involved in "Bleeding Kansas". Fort Scott was a proslavery town, but many free staters lived in the surrounding area. Located on the grounds was the Western or Proslavery Hotel, directly across from it was the Fort Scott or Free State Hotel.