• 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.

Laundress-Laundry Prices

Accurate Prices

July, 1846

From: Council of Administration

To: Post Laundresses

Prices for laundry and mending

Set Price for laundry: $.50 per month per soldier.


  • Small $.01 per button
  • Large $.03 per button


  • Drawers $.09
  • Shirts $.10
  • Coats $.25
  • Vests $.12
  • Pantaloons $.19
  • Great Coat $.37 ½


  • Vests $.37
  • Pantaloons $.37 ½
  • Coats $.40
  • Shortening vest $.12 ½
  • Lengthening vest $.20
  • 1 yard muslin thread $.20

Chairman of council
Captain Sidney Burbank
Commander of Fort Scott

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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.