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?
After Fort Scott was abandoned by the army in 1853, the buildings were sold at public auction, and the fort became the town of Fort Scott. One of the officers' quarters eventually became the Goodlander Home for Children. For about fifty years, orphans and other needy children were cared for here.