• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

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  • Heat Warning

    For the next few days, predicted highs in the afternoon will be in the upper 90s to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. While visiting the site, drink plenty of water and stay indoors as much as possible.

  • 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.

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  • Labor Day Weekend

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    Celebrate a smoke filled weekend at Fort Scott as the site celebrates Smokey Bear's 70th birthday during Labor Day weekend. More

  • Symbols of Sacrifice

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Parade Ground Flags remember our nation's war dead. Walk Among the Field of Honor and reflect upon their ultimate sacrifice to safeguard our freedoms. More

  • Symbols of Sacrifice

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Parade Ground Flags remember our nation's war dead. Walk Among the Field of Honor and reflect upon their ultimate sacrifice to safeguard our freedoms. More

  • Symbols of Sacrifice

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Parade Ground Flags remember our nation's war dead. Walk Among the Field of Honor and reflect upon their ultimate sacrifice to safeguard our freedoms. More

  • Symbols of sacrifice: Remembrance Ceremony

    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Symbols of Sacrifice Remembrance Ceremony will be from Noon to 1:00pm on September 13. More

  • Symbols of Sacrifice

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Parade Ground Flags remember our nation's war dead. Walk Among the Field of Honor and reflect upon their ultimate sacrifice to safeguard our freedoms. More

  • Symbols of Sacrifice

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Parade Ground Flags remember our nation's war dead. Walk Among the Field of Honor and reflect upon their ultimate sacrifice to safeguard our freedoms. More

  • Symbols of Sacrifice

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Parade Ground Flags remember our nation's war dead. Walk Among the Field of Honor and reflect upon their ultimate sacrifice to safeguard our freedoms. More

  • Symbols of Sacrifice

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Parade Ground Flags remember our nation's war dead. Walk Among the Field of Honor and reflect upon their ultimate sacrifice to safeguard our freedoms. More

  • Citizenship Ceremony

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    Approximately 86 applicants will be naturalized at the ceremony, which is open to the public More

Did You Know?

Quartermaster Function at Fort Scott

At Fort Scott, several of the boxes and barrels are marked Fort Scott, MO. Not actually in Missouri, the fort was located four miles west, in what was then unorganized territory. The army used Fort Scott, MO as a shipping address to assure that supplies made it to the right place.