• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

Plan Your Visit

Officers Quarters at Fort Scott NHS. Picture taken at sunset.

Officers Quarters at Sunset.

NPS Photo

Fort Scott National Historic Site consists of 20 historic structures, a parade ground and five acres of restored tallgrass prairie. It is open daily for self guided tours. You may also learn more about the site by taking our cell phone tour. Follow one of the links above for more details.

Did You Know?

The Courier, by Gary Hawk. Artwork shows no wall around Fort Scott

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.