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?
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...