• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

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?

Col. George Croghan

Colonel George Croghan, the inspector general, visited the fort in 1844. He praised living conditions, but disliked the layout. He remarked that the hospital "interrupted in the most offensive way, the only refreshing summer breezes" One author doubted that any building could stop a Kansas wind.