• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

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    Bleeding Kansas Traveling Trunk

    Bleeding Kansas Traveling Trunk

    The Bleeding Kansas trunk includes a variety of materials that can be used to supplement education programs about this crucial era of Kansas History. Materials enclosed in the trunk include plays, media, historic images, and interactive activities.

Did You Know?

General Winfield Scott at the time of the Mexican American War

The fort was named for General Winfield Scott, who was the commander of all American armies in the 1840s. General Scott was none too happy about it and said that it was done without his knowledge and against his wishes.