• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

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  • Heat Warning

    For the next few days, predicted highs in the afternoon will be in the upper 90s to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. While visiting the site, drink plenty of water and stay indoors as much as possible.

  • 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.

Park Statistics

Acreage
Gross Area Acres for FY 2005 - 17
Gross Area Acres for FY 2004 - 17

Visitation
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2005- 25,528
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2004- 28,982

Designations
National Historic Site - October 19, 1978

Did You Know?

General Winfield Scott at the time of the Mexican American War

The fort was named for General Winfield Scott, who was the commander of all American armies in the 1840s. General Scott was none too happy about it and said that it was done without his knowledge and against his wishes.