• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

Indoor Activities

Eleven historic buildings containing 30 historically furnished rooms are open to the public. The site also contains three museum areas: the infantry barracks museum has exhibits about the site's history, the dragoon barracks museum has exhibits that tell about the soldiers stationed here in the 1840s, and exhibits in the Wilson-Goodlander house provide information about the site's construction.

A 23 minute audio-visual program is available in the infantry barracks museum.

Did You Know?

Park volunteer, Anatika Timmons-Lee (now deceased) portrays Anna in a dramatic presentation.

Many officers at Fort Scott in the 1840s owned slaves. One particular slave, Anna, was rented to Hiero Wilson, post sutler. Born free and educated, she was kidnapped into slavery in 1820, In 1849, she regained her freedom, married, operated a hotel in Eastern Kansas, and later became a pioneer.