• 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?

Free State Hotel at Fort Scott, directly across from it was the Western or ProSlavery Hotel

Fort Scott is the only NPS unit that was directly involved in "Bleeding Kansas". Fort Scott was a proslavery town, but many free staters lived in the surrounding area. Located on the grounds was the Western or Proslavery Hotel, directly across from it was the Fort Scott or Free State Hotel.