• 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.

Guided Tours

  • Guided tours are available year round for groups by advance arrangement as staffing permits..
  • Guided tours should be reserved three weeks in advance. For reservations, call (620) 223-0310.
  • Groups of larger than 50 may be divided.
  • Allow one hour for the guided tour.
  • Guided tours are offered to the public during the summer months, Call ahead for tour times..

Did You Know?

The Courier, by Gary Hawk. Artwork shows no wall around Fort Scott

Fort Scott never did have a wall around it. It was built upon a bluff which had three steep sides and opened up to prairie in a gradual slope on the south. Many forts were not built with walls at the time; the fort with a stockade is more a product of Hollywood mythology than actual fact.