• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

Candlelight Tour 2011 Videos

In 2011, Fort Scott NHS commmemorated the Civil War Sesquicentennial by presenting a Civil War Candlelight Tour with all scenes representing activity at Fort Scott in 1861.

These are videos of each of the scenes.

For a scene synopsis, follow this link.







Did You Know?

Reenactors portraying the First Kansas Colored at a Civil War Encampment at Fort Scott in April of 2003

Kansas was the first Union state to recruit, muster, train and send African American soldiers into combat during the Civil War. The First Kansas Colored Infantry mustered in at Fort Scott, Kansas on January 13, 1863. The unit compiled a proud combat record during the war.