• 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?

Officers Quarters that later became the Goodlander Home for Children

After Fort Scott was abandoned by the army in 1853, the buildings were sold at public auction, and the fort became the town of Fort Scott. One of the officers' quarters eventually became the Goodlander Home for Children. For about fifty years, orphans and other needy children were cared for here.