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.
Operating Hours & Seasons
Fort Scott National Historic Site is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 1 to October 31. The new winter hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., November 1 to March 31. The park will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Did You Know?
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.