• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

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  • Exhibits Closed

    Beginning Monday August 25, the infantry barracks museum will be closed for remodeling and to prepare for a new theater and exhibits. Work is expected to be completed by spring of 2015. The site's movie will be played in the visitor center upon request.

Visitor Center

Visitor Center in historic post hospital at Fort Scott

Visitor center at Fort Scott is located inside the historic post hospital.

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Visitor Center-Post Hospital

Open All Year
April 1 to October 31 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
November 1 to March 31 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Closures
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.

Available Facilities
Restrooms and bookstore in visitor center.
Audio-visual program in infantry barracks museum.

Did You Know?

Montgomery's Raid on Fort Scott

Politics made strange bedfellows. John Little, a proslavery man, was shot to death at his father's store, by free state men who raided Fort Scott in December 1858. A friend, George Crawford, a free state man, was staying with Little that night. Crawford had once been the target of proslavery men.