• 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.

Self Guided

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?

Free State Hotel at Fort Scott, directly across from it was the Western or ProSlavery Hotel

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.