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?
Fort Scott never did have a wall around it. It was built upon a bluff which had three steep sides and opened up to prairie in a gradual slope on the south. Many forts were not built with walls at the time; the fort with a stockade is more a product of Hollywood mythology than actual fact.