• 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?

Officers Quarters that later became the Goodlander Home for Children

After Fort Scott was abandoned by the army in 1853, the buildings were sold at public auction, and the fort became the town of Fort Scott. One of the officers' quarters eventually became the Goodlander Home for Children. For about fifty years, orphans and other needy children were cared for here.