• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

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?

Joseph Barnes, Surgeon General 1864-82

Two of Fort Scott's surgeons, William Hammond and Joseph Barnes served as Surgeon Generals during the Civil War. One of them, Joseph Barnes, was attending physician at the deaths of both Presidents Abraham Lincoln and James Garfield and he oversaw the autopsy of President Lincoln. More...