• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

Candlelight Tour Tickets

  • The Fort Scott Candlelight Tour is held at Fort Scott National Historic Site on the first Friday and Saturday of December.
  • Tickets are required for persons age 6 and above desiring to take the tour.
  • Candlelight tour tickets are available on a first come-first serve basis.
  • Tickets go on sale November 1 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tickets cost $8.00 each and can be picked up in person or reserved by telephone. Call 620-223-0310 for reservations.
  • Tickets reserved by phone can be paid for by check or with a credit card (Master Card, Visa, Discover). Once credit card authorization is received, tickets will be mailed out.
  • For those paying by check, checks should be mailed to the site within 5 days of making reservations. Checks should be made out to Western National Parks Association and sent to: Fort Scott NHS, PO Box 918, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Upon receipt of check, tickets will be mailed out.
  • Advance reservation is required.
  • There are 25 tickets available for each tour.
  • Tours begin Friday night at 6:30 p.m. and run every 15 minutes until 9:00 p.m.
  • On Saturday night, they run from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., with a break at 7:15 p.m.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.

Did You Know?

Montgomery's Raid on Fort Scott

Politics made strange bedfellows. John Little, a proslavery man, was shot to death at his father's store, by free state men who raided Fort Scott in December 1858. A friend, George Crawford, a free state man, was staying with Little that night. Crawford had once been the target of proslavery men.