• 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?

Joseph Barnes, Surgeon General 1864-82

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...