• 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?

The Courier, by Gary Hawk. Artwork shows no wall around Fort Scott

Fort Scott never did have a wall around it. It was built upon a bluff which had three steep sides and opened up to prairie in a gradual slope on the south. Many forts were not built with walls at the time; the fort with a stockade is more a product of Hollywood mythology than actual fact.