• 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.

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?

Barrels in the quartermaster storehouse at Fort Scott

All supplies had to be strictly accounted for at Fort Scott. Upon discovery of 31 barrels of pork that had turned "soft and rusty", Lt. George Wallace, post quartermaster, recommended selling it to the Indians at $4.00 a barrel rather than disposing of it.