• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

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  • 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.

Cell Phone Tour

Dragoon Bugler

Park Guide David Seurkamp dressed as dragoon bugler.

NPS Photo

Experience Fort Scott’s exciting past and untold stories through the convenience of your own cell phone. The cell phone tour consists of 12 stop. Each stop highlights a different building or area of the fort, focusing on how each area contributed to Fort Scott becoming the "Crack Post of the Frontier. The entire tour is only 13 minutes long. There is no charge for the tour, other than your daytime minutes. To access the cell phone tour dial 1-620-921-3117 or go to http://myoncell.mobi/16209213117 .



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Did You Know?

Soldiers fighting settlers along the railroad right of way south of Fort Scott

From 1869-73, soldiers were stationed near Fort Scott to protect a railroad being built through this area. Soldiers fought squatters who had formed an armed resistance to the railroad. This was one of few times in U.S. history that the army took up arms against civilians.