• 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.

Accessibility

To the left are links to pages describing Fort Scott's services for those who are mobility impaired, hearing impaired, visually impaired, and those who require service animals.

Those who are mobility impaired might enjoy perusing the site's virtual resource center (link provided below) which has photos of several areas of the site that are not accessible due to their upstairs locations.

http://www.nps.gov/fosc/forteachers/virtual-resource-center.htm

Did You Know?

Joseph Barnes, Surgeon General 1864-82

Two of Fort Scott's surgeons, William Hammond and Joseph Barnes served as Surgeon Generals during the Civil War. One of them, Joseph Barnes, was attending physician at the deaths of both Presidents Abraham Lincoln and James Garfield and he oversaw the autopsy of President Lincoln. More...