A roaring boom like thunder echoes across the parade ground during an artillery demonstration at Fort Scott while the acrid smell of sulfur from the smoke permeates the air. Native Americans may have been intimidated by the display of what they nicknamed "Thunder Wagon", as soldiers fired these guns in a demonstration of military power. Many current audiences at national park sites find the modern presentations to be "cool". Visitors to Fort Scott can have these experiences on summer holiday weekends and at other times of the year. Learn more about artillery on Fort Scott's website.
Listen to the Sound of a Cannon Firing
Fort Scott National Historic Site
Map of Fort Scott NHS
Last updated: January 29, 2016