• 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.

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  • 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?

Soldiers fighting settlers along the railroad right of way south of Fort Scott

From 1869-73, soldiers were stationed near Fort Scott to protect a railroad being built through this area. Soldiers fought squatters who had formed an armed resistance to the railroad. This was one of few times in U.S. history that the army took up arms against civilians.