• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

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.ksag.org/page/concealed-carry

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?

Reenactors portraying the First Kansas Colored at a Civil War Encampment at Fort Scott in April of 2003

Kansas was the first Union state to recruit, muster, train and send African American soldiers into combat during the Civil War. The First Kansas Colored Infantry mustered in at Fort Scott, Kansas on January 13, 1863. The unit compiled a proud combat record during the war.