Laws & Policies
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.
It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state’s website.
http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/getStatuteInfo.do Look up statute 21-4204
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
The buildings where firearms will be off limits at Fort Scott NHS are the visitor center, the infantry barracks museum, the stables, and officers' quarters #1.
Did You Know?
Many officers at Fort Scott in the 1840s owned slaves. One particular slave, Anna, was rented to Hiero Wilson, post sutler. Born free and educated, she was kidnapped into slavery in 1820, In 1849, she regained her freedom, married, operated a hotel in Eastern Kansas, and later became a pioneer.