• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

Fort Scott Closed on President's Day

Fort Scott National Historic Site will be closed Presidents' Day, Monday, February 17, 2014. Visitors may enjoy the fort grounds during daylight hours and use the cell phone tour, but the buildings and visitor center will not be open.

Administered by the National Park Service, Fort Scott National Historic Site commemorates Fort Scott's role in the opening of the West, Bleeding Kansas, and the Civil War. Normal operating hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no charge to enter the park. For further information call (620) 223-0310 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/fosc.

Did You Know?

Park volunteer, Anatika Timmons-Lee (now deceased) portrays Anna in a dramatic presentation.

Many officers at Fort Scott in the 1840s owned slaves. One particular slave, Anna, was rented to Hiero Wilson, post sutler. Born free and educated, she was kidnapped into slavery in 1820, In 1849, she regained her freedom, married, operated a hotel in Eastern Kansas, and later became a pioneer.