• 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.

Where To Eat

Picnicking is allowed on the site and a designated picnic area is located near the RV and Bus Parking area. Picnic tables are also located on Skubitz Plaza adjacent to the site.

Dining establishments in the town of Fort Scott include full service restaurants and an abundance of fast food places. Cuisine includes pizza, Mexican, and Chinese restaurants.

A complete listing of restaurants can be found by following this link.

Restaurants-fortscott.com

Restaurants-discoverourtown.com

Did You Know?

Officers Quarters that later became the Goodlander Home for Children

After Fort Scott was abandoned by the army in 1853, the buildings were sold at public auction, and the fort became the town of Fort Scott. One of the officers' quarters eventually became the Goodlander Home for Children. For about fifty years, orphans and other needy children were cared for here.