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.
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?
During their free time, the officers enjoyed hunting. Captain Swords wrote "everybody here is hunting mad, hunting and dogs constitute their thoughts by day and dreams by night" Of another officer, Swords said that "wolf chasing and duck hunting" were the only things that reconciled him to the place