• 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?

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.