Operating Hours & Seasons
Fort Scott National Historic Site is open year round from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. April-October and 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. from November-March. It is closed on federal holidays from October-February. (Columbus Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years' Day, Martin Luther King Day, and President's Day).
Did You Know?
Kansas was the first Union state to recruit, muster, train and send African American soldiers into combat during the Civil War. The First Kansas Colored Infantry mustered in at Fort Scott, Kansas on January 13, 1863. The unit compiled a proud combat record during the war.