• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

Visitor Center

Visitor Center in historic post hospital at Fort Scott

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

NPS Photo

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 9:00 a.m.-5:00 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?

The hosptial/visitor center is the best example of French Colonial architecture on site. Note all of the elements.

Fort Scott uses three styles of architecture: French Colonial, Greek Revival, and vernacular. The most dominant is French Colonial; characterized by wide porches, stairways and a broken roofline. Most living quarters are on the second floor to avoid bad air believed to exist at lower levels.