• 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?

Reenactors portraying the First Kansas Colored at a Civil War Encampment at Fort Scott in April of 2003

Kansas was the first Union state to recruit, muster, train and send African American soldiers into combat during the Civil War. The First Kansas Colored Infantry mustered in at Fort Scott, Kansas on January 13, 1863. The unit compiled a proud combat record during the war.