• 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?

The hosptial/visitor center is the best example of French Colonial architecture on site. Note all of the elements.

Fort Scott uses three styles of architecture: French Colonial, Greek Revival, and vernacular. The most dominant is French Colonial; characterized by wide porches, stairways and a broken roofline. Most living quarters are on the second floor to avoid bad air believed to exist at lower levels.