• 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?

General Winfield Scott at the time of the Mexican American War

The fort was named for General Winfield Scott, who was the commander of all American armies in the 1840s. General Scott was none too happy about it and said that it was done without his knowledge and against his wishes.