• 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.

Goods & Services

A cooperating association sales outlet run by Western National Parks and Monuments Association is operated at the site and offers books, historic souvenirs, an audio visual selection and logo merchandise (tshirts, totebags, hats, pins, patches, magnets, decals, and hiking stick medallions)

Several antique and gift shops are located nearby in downtown Fort Scott and other retail establishments abound elsewhere in town

For a listing, follow the link below.

Antique and Gift Shops and Stores

Did You Know?

A coyote in Kansas

During their free time, the officers enjoyed hunting. Captain Swords wrote "everybody here is hunting mad, hunting and dogs constitute their thoughts by day and dreams by night" Of another officer, Swords said that "wolf chasing and duck hunting" were the only things that reconciled him to the place